Spotlight & Giveaway: Second Chance with the Billionaire by Janice Maynard

Posted August 16th, 2015 by in Blog, Spotlight / 34 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Janice Maynard to HJ!

It’s a steamy reunion between a single mom and the billionaire who got away, from USA TODAY bestselling author Janice Maynard


Please summarize the book for the readers here:

Second Chance with the BillionaireFormer ski champion Conor Kavanagh enjoys a challenge. And he’s encountered no challenge more arousing than Ellie Porter. Once, she broke his heart. Now that she’s back in town? He can’t seem to stay away…

But Ellie has changed. Widowed, with a baby, she has responsibilities—and secrets—weighing her down. Still, his desire for her is undeniable. Surely, he can have her without giving up his heart—or his daredevil ways? He’s willing to risk it all to find out…

Can you bring us up to speed on The Kavanaghs of Silver Glen series and your latest release, Second Chance with the Billionaire?

Silver Glen, North Carolina, is home to the seven Kavanagh brothers. In an environment where the rich and famous come for a little rest and relaxation under the radar, the Kavanaghs stand out. They are fiercely loyal, wickedly sexy, and generally stubborn. In Second Chance With the Billionaire, Conor Kavanagh comes face to face with the first girl he ever loved. But tragedy has touched each of them. They have to decide if the spark that still simmers between them after all this time is strong enough to overcome any barriers.


Ellie Porter is a changed woman. What was it like writing her transformation?

I had my first date with the man I eventually married when I was sixteen. What were the chances I would choose wisely? How do we ever know we’re doing the right thing? Ellie Porter loved Conor Kavanagh when they were young, but she walked away. Exploring the themes of regret and second chances is a rich experience for any writer.

Which Kavanagh do you identify the most with?

I probably identify most with Liam Kavanagh (A Not-So-Innocent Seduction), because he’s the firstborn. My husband and I are both first children. With that birth order comes a tendency to be “too” responsible sometimes. You have to remind yourself that life needs to be balanced between work and play. When Zoe drops into Liam’s life, his “wants” end up in direct opposition to what he thinks he “should” do.

What are you currently working on? What other releases so you have planned for 2015?

I’m multi-tasking at the moment! I still have one more Kavanagh story to write, but I’m also gleefully working on a contemporary Scottish romance called Hot for the Scot that will be out in March of 2016. Kilts and Kavanaghs. What else could I ask for!!

Thanks for blogging at HJ!


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Meet the Author:

JaniceMaynardUSA Today bestselling author Janice Maynard knew she loved books and writing by the time she was eight years old. But it took multiple rejections and many years of trying before she sold her first three novels. After teaching kindergarten and second grade for a number of years, Janice turned in her lesson plan book and began writing full-time. Since then she has sold over thirty-five books and novellas. Her publishers include Kensington, Penguin/NAL, Berkley, and Harlequin.

Her Men of Wolff Mountain books are fan favorites, and Janice is now deeply involved with her new cast of heroes in the long running Kavanaghs of Silver Glen series..



34 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Second Chance with the Billionaire by Janice Maynard”

  1. marcyshuler

    There’s no physical way for me to have another baby, but I still get baby envy. LOL Since I haven’t had any luck talking my friends into having more babies, I’m happy to get them in books. I think babies and children add another dimension to the main characters.

  2. Mary Preston

    Babies can show people in a different light. The big tough guy is pure marshmallow for example.

  3. kermitsgirl

    I like when babies are included in a good way: to soften a hard character, strengthen a weak one, or something similar.

    Unfortunately, I’ve read a spate of romances recently where babies are used as nothing more than a tool. Most of them also seem to be about the woman having two, three, or four at a time, (without the use of fertility methods) after a one night stand, which is so much more rare than it’s made out to be. By the end of the book, the characters don’t know anything about each other, other than they’re going to have or had a baby/babies together! That doesn’t make me believe they are going to last =/

  4. Jen B

    I think it’s because it kind of like a peek at the couple’s future. We know they are probably going to have kids at some point, but don’t usually get to see it, if there’s already a child, we do.

  5. Linda May

    I feel babies just make a family complete. Thanks for this giveaway, would love a chance to win this.

  6. Jenn McElroy

    Babies in romance themes make them seem so much more romanticized than they actually are! My kids were cute, but never to the point that they appear in books.

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