In the sequel to THE SEASONAIRES, a fresh group of seasonaires hits the California coast to promote fashion mogul Lyndon Wyld’s eponymous clothing line. This year, the stakes are higher as the brand must recover from last summer’s scandal after the death of one of Lyndon’s seasonaires. This new crew, led by last year’s star seasonaire, Mia, must up their game as they lounge on Malibu’s beaches, socialize at star-studded parties, and live the “planned casual” SoCal lifestyle. What could possibly go wrong?
Mia is thankful that she won’t have to live with another former seasonaire, Presley, who is now handling Lyndon Wyld’s public relations in Los Angeles. Still, she’s wary about going back to work for Lyndon, who’s not the most trustworthy or ethical boss. Mia will share a stunning modern manse with Eve, an outspoken activist; Alex, a gorgeous boundary pusher; Chase, a professional surfer; Oliver, a preppy charmer; and Brandon, the son of Lyndon’s business partner, and the young producer of the brand’s new digital channel, which is meant to boost exposure and buzz.
As the seasonaires make Malibu their playground, providing juicy and stylish entertainment for fans and followers, danger lurks not too far behind. Trouble from Mia’s past comes back to haunt her, threatening not just her future, but the fate of those around her. And when the line between what’s real and what’s staged gets blurred, the results could be deadly.
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For a twenty-something, there is no summer job better than being a seasonaire. No responsibilities, college is barely a thought, and you’re surrounded by glamorous, beautiful people. Intoxicating and seemingly carefree, what could possibly go wrong? An idyllic Nantucket summer begins like a dream for scrappy Mia from South Boston, Presley, a gorgeous Southern beauty queen, Cole, a handsome introvert, Jade, the sultry daughter of a model and music mogul, J.P., an energetic young designer, and Grant, a playful party-boy. These six are working as seasonaires – influential brand ambassadors – for the clothing line Lyndon Wyld. But like all things that look too good to be true, the darkness lurking underneath slowly rises to the surface. Lyndon Wyld, the chic tigress who owns the eponymous business, rules their daily life by curating their every move, which the seasonaires are obligated to post on social media for their growing throngs of followers. Corporate greed, professional rivalries, and personal conflicts mix with sex, drugs, and the naiveté of youth, exploding in a murder that sullies their catalog-perfect lives. The Seasonaires is a fresh and stylish debut that perfectly captures today’s zeitgeist, promising to thrill until the very last page.
“Timely and dazzling. With an uncanny knack for understanding and exploding Millennial stereotypes, Janna King shows us the consequences of selfish choices but it sure seems fun before reality seeps into this party filled summer. With an eclectic cast of characters all up for adventure, The Seasonaires will keep readers guessing until the very last page of this genre-blending novel. A mashup sure to delight thriller fans from any generation.”
ERICA WRIGHT, author of THE GRANITE MOTH & RED CHAMELEON
“The dream summer idyll turns into an Instastory fueled nightmare in this thrilling and sexy debut.This is a world where advertising jumps off of the billboards and into the boardwalk bars, where it lives and breathes and might buy you a tequila shot or a frozen strawberry daiquiri if you’re lucky before seducing you for a handful of likes. But underneath the glitter lies a no-filter reality. Equal parts terrifying and titillating, The Seasonaires is not a mere beach read. You’ll be rubbing sand out of your eyes and brain long after you reach the valedictory hashtag.”
CHARLES BLACKSTONE, author of VINTAGE ATTRACTION