For a twentysomething, there is no summer job better than being a seasonaire-there are no responsibilities, college is barely a thought, and you're surrounded by beautiful people. When life is this intoxicating and carefree, what could possibly go wrong?
In acclaimed screenwriter JannaKing's thrilling debut novel, THE SEASONAIRES (Pegasus Books), she reveals there's more than meets the eye in the "perfect" life of a seasonaire as one Nantucket summer spirals dangerously out of control for six young, attractive twenty somethings. Already being developed as a TV series at Blumhouse TV ("Get Out"), THE SEASONAIRES is a timely, provocative, and suspenseful look at the privileges and pitfalls of social media celebrity. It's a guilty-pleasure read for summer!
An idyllic summer begins like a dream for Mia, a resourceful young woman from South Boston; Presley, the 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, the 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 obliged to post on social media for their growing throngs of followers. As the summer progresses, corporate greed, professional rivalries, and personal conflicts mix with sex, drugs, and the naïveté of youth, exploding in a murder that sullies their catalog-perfect lives.
The television series "UnReal" meets The Assistants and Pretty Little Liars in this irresistible coming-of-age story and twisty murder-mystery that proves some things really are too good to be true.
Janna is a screenwriter, director and playwright. Her produced credits include tv movies for The Hallmark Channel and Lifetime Television, one-hour dramas and animation television for WB and Sony. THE SEASONAIRES is currently being developed for television by Blumhouse ("Get Out").