Trailer Reveal: BUZZ KILL by Beth Fantaskey + Giveaway

If you’ve read and enjoyed Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, you know what to expect from bestselling author, Beth Fantaskey. For those of us who haven’t, BUZZ KILL sounds like a fantastic start to this author’s fabulous books.

Today, we’re excited to exclusively reveal the trailer for BUZZ KILL! First, check out the cover, read the synopsis, and then feast your eyes on the trailer!

But what’s a reveal without a giveaway? Thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, I’ve got an ARC of BUZZ KILL up for one lucky winner. Read on.


In this fresh and funny teen mystery, seventeen-year-old Millie joins forces with her classmate, gorgeous but mysterious Chase Albright, to try to find out who murdered Coach Killdare.

Putting the dead in deadline
To Bee or not to Bee? When the widely disliked Honeywell Stingers football coach is found murdered, 17-year-old Millie is determined to investigate. She is chasing a lead for the school newspaper – and looking to clear her father, the assistant coach, and prime suspect.

Millie’s partner is gorgeous, smart-and keeping secrets
Millie joins forces with her mysterious classmate Chase who seems to want to help her even while covering up secrets of his own.

She’s starting to get a reputation…without any of the benefits.
Drama-and bodies-pile up around Millie and she chases clues, snuggles Baxter the so-ugly-he’s-adorable bassett hound, and storms out of the world’s most awkward school dance/memorial mash-up. At least she gets to eat a lot of pie.

Best-selling author Beth Fantaskey’s funny, fast-paced blend of Clueless and Nancy Drew is a suspenseful page-turner that is the best time a reader can have with buried weapons, chicken clocks, and a boy who only watches gloomy movies…but somehow makes Millie smile. Bee-lieve it.

The Trailer

About the Author

1. My favorite hobby is traveling the world – but my biggest fear is flying.
2. My second-biggest fear is public speaking… but I’m a college professor (who sometimes teaches public speaking!)
3. I have two 8-year-old kids – who AREN’T twins.
4. My weirdest work experience was helping to “tan” deer hides using cow brains. (I was actually writing a magazine story about it.)
5. I’ve only been fired once, from a job as a bookstore clerk.
6. My best educational experience was doing research in India on the Dalit (“untouchable”) struggle for human rights. (See
7. My worst experience, ever, was getting food poisoning while riding my bike from the Missouri River to the Mississippi. (My friend told me the chicken tasted strange…)
8. Whenever I visit a new country, I try as many ketchups as I can. (Best: Poland, Worst: China)
9. I am an uncommonly bad volleyball player…ask the team that ALMOST won a championship.
10. I also suffer from mild “ichthyphobia,” or “fear or fish.” I don’t bother trying to overcome that one!

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Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    March 10, 2014

    No, I haven’t read any of her books, but I seriously think this book is a good one to start! The murder mystery is intriguing, indeed.

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    March 10, 2014

    How exciting! I am looking forward to this one! Thanks for the post

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    Sara | Novel Novice

    March 10, 2014

    I LOVE Beth’s books. I can’t wait to see what she does next!

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    March 10, 2014

    I loved her since her Jessica series! The trailer was witty and got me pumped up for the book!

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    March 10, 2014

    I enjoyed Jessica and Jekyll/Hyde a lot. I’m not much into mystery/murder, but I like her style of writing and her quick and enjoyable reads. Of course I’m going to grab a copy… ARC or not! :D

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    YA Book Queen

    March 10, 2014

    Awesome trailer! Love how it integrate’s reality w/ drawings.

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    March 10, 2014

    I love Jessica’s Guide to Fating on the Darkside; it’s one of my favorite books. I’m really excited to read something new from Beth, and this sounds like a very cool book.

    Thanks for the giveaway and the fun little interview with Beth!

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      March 10, 2014

      Please delete this comment as I clearly did not proof read. Thanks!

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    March 10, 2014

    I love Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Darkside; it’s one of my favorite books. I’m really excited to read something new from Beth, and this sounds like a very cool book.

    Thanks for the giveaway and the fun little interview with Beth!

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    Christina R.

    March 10, 2014

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Beth Fantaskey!! Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side and Jessica Rules the Dark Side are two of my favorite books!!

    The trailer rocks :)

    Thank you :)

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    Miranda S.

    March 10, 2014

    I came across this. Purely by chance and I have to say. I have never wanted to read a book so much in my life! The trailer is awesome! I haven’t actually read anything by this author yet, but I now suddenly have this massive desire to do so!

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    susan beamon

    March 10, 2014

    Don’t think I have read any of her books, but then, i don’t remember most of the titles and authors of the books i read.

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    March 10, 2014

    I haven’t read any of Beth’s books. I loved the trailer.

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    tawney bland

    March 10, 2014

    Very exciting! I just love the cover! Can’t wait to check this out.

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    March 12, 2014

    Love the trailer, getting a total Veronica Mars vibe. Thanks for putting this on my radar! :-)

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    Tonja Drecker

    March 12, 2014

    Nope, I haven’t heard about Beth’s books yet, but I’m definitely going to learn more about her now. Great trailer (I love trailers!)

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    Jessica Araujo

    March 15, 2014

    I’ve read all of Beth Fantaskey’s books and loved them all. I would love to win this book and get to read it and enjoy this story. It sounds really good, just the type of book I like to read :)

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    March 21, 2014

    No, I haven’t. Fun trailer

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    March 22, 2014

    I haven’t read any of Beth’s books but this one sounds great. Sounds like a fun mystery and I appreciate the chance to win.

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    March 23, 2014

    Cute trailer!
    I’ve read Jekel Loves Hyde & Jessica’s Guide To Dating On The Dark Side C:
    I loved both of them C:

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    Jaime Lester

    March 23, 2014

    The trailer is pretty darn good. I have read the Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side series, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This sounds like it could be pretty darn fantastic, too! And I like the cover. Her Docs are cool!

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    Kate I.

    March 26, 2014

    I’ve not yet read any of Beth Fantaskey’s work but will remedy that after having viewed the clever BUZZ KILL trailer!