Last summer THE SEASONAIRES was one of the novels heating up everyone’s beach bag. Now Janna King is back with her follow-up, MALIBU BLUFF (Pegasus) which is equally sizzling hot and a must read Summer ’19.
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.
Secrets, greed, guilt, fashion, danger and lust – MALIBU BLUFF has it all.
Armed with a BA in English from UCLA and an MA in Film/TV from LMU, Janna King began her career with a job as a movie studio receptionist. She went on to become an assistant for TV executives and producers, reading much material, which in turn, prompted much writing. Her spec scripts garnered work on various one-hour dramas.
When her two children were born, she turned her focus to kids’ animation, but kept one foot in the “grown-up” live action world. Her produced credits include TV movies for Lifetime and The Hallmark Channel, series for Sony, Spelling, and more, and in children’s entertainment, Disney Junior, Warner Bros. Animation, and Children’s Television Workshop.
Janna segued into directing with her original short film, “Mourning Glory,” based on her feature script of the same name. The short was an official selection at several film festivals. She is following up her second short film, “The Break Up” by producing the animated short, “Willow,” written and co-produced by her daughter, Izzy Kalichman.
In theater, her first one-act play, “Double Date” was performed at The L.A. Renegade Theatre’s One Act Festival 2014. At Renegade, she also directed her original plays, “Boners & Other Stupid Mistakes” and “The Bluff.”
She is a freelance journalist and blogger, co-founding the website, The Broad Life.
Janna lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two rescue pooches.
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