Birthday Bash Critique Winner

Thank you to everyone for the Birthday wishes!

The five page critique goes to: Dara


Naomi Rochester is isolated from Tokyo society due to her mixed heritage. But when two mysterious “guardians” sent from her father inform her that her life is in danger, she has no other choice but to leave the only city she ever knew and assume a new identity in a secluded mountain village–as a wife to one of her guardians, Ryuji Ito, a man who has makes her temper flare. Now she must learn to play the role of a traditional Japanese wife convincingly–and guard her heart in the process.

The premise sounds fascinating and I love reading about Japanese culture. Please e-mail me the first five pages…if you have a prologue, that counts as your first five pages. I’ll read and return to you by Sunday.


  1. Jeannie Lin
    Nov 19, 2010 @ 18:53:40

    Just a note, I chose the winner randomly. All the premises sounded fantastic so I knew I couldn’t choose between them!

  2. Dara
    Nov 19, 2010 @ 22:22:54

    YAY!!! 🙂 I will get those to you tonight.

  3. Eve
    Nov 20, 2010 @ 09:17:18

    Yay! Congrats, Dara!

  4. Jody from MCRW
    Nov 20, 2010 @ 20:24:11

    OMG last night was your birthday and we didn’t even sing to you at dinner? I wish you’d told us! Belated happies.

  5. Jeannie Lin
    Nov 20, 2010 @ 22:22:34

    No worries! My birthday was actually Tuesday, I just announced the giveaway on Friday. And your lovely gifts more than made up for it!