I've been waiting a long time for the arrival of this book! I first played Bunco about two years ago at the insistence of a few good friends (Joyce, Karen, Sarah...I know you're reading this :), and I wrote--somewhat cryptically--about the experience in one of my earliest blog posts. But now, after months of anticipation, the truly wonderful Maria Geraci has finally released Bunco Babes Tell All (Berkley trade, May 2009), and I couldn't be more delighted for her--and for us! (My Bunco-playing pals, be forewarned. You know how we always talk about starting a book club...I believe this would be a perfect first selection for the summer...AND we could totally drink those margaritas and be "thematic" now, couldn't we?)
For those of you not familiar with Maria's debut, here's a quick blurb:
Meet the Bunco Babes of Whispering Bay. Every Thursday night they roll dice, drink frozen margaritas, and catch up on all the gossip in their small north Florida town. Kitty Burke is the only Bunco Babe who is still single—which is okay—but she’s thirty-five and may need to face that her image of Mr. Right is all wrong.
Take Steve. Very sexy—but on paper, with three failed marriages and a shady career, maybe not great husband material. And yes, his ring tone is “Freebird.” Certainly fellow Babes Shea Masterson and Pilar Diaz-Rothman vote thumbs down. But maybe there’s more to Steve than meets the eye? Is it time for Kitty to take a chance and hope that she can be as lucky in love as she is in Bunco?
My Amazon copy has already shipped and, I'm told, the sequel--Bunco Babes Gone Wild--will be out in November--yay! BTW, the second novel opens with this enticing line: "It is a truth universally acknowledged that when a woman gets a boob job, she must show it off to her closest friends." LOL!!! (You can read excerpts from both books on Maria's website. :)
Congrats, Maria! We're all celebrating with you!!