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Publication Order of A League of Extraordinary Women Books

Bringing Down the Duke (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Rogue of One's Own (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Portrait of a Scotsman (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gentleman's Gambit (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Evie Dunmore
Author Evie Dunmre is a consultant with a M.Sc. in Diplomacy from Oxford University and is a member of the British Romantic Novelists’ Association.

Evie enjoyed her studies of International Politics and Economics at the undergraduate level and was planning on working for an international organization. It was logical to go for a master’s degree in international relations and Oxford is a leader in the field. She also found she wanted to be a part of the University’s history, something that she is hopelessly enamored with.

Evie’s favorite part of studying at Oxford, was really the people. The academics that would take the time for feedback and in-depth discussions on her work. Not to mention the fantastic fellow students, all of whom passionate about research. She was able to learn quite a lot on the subject of poly-centric governance systems just by listening in during dinner conversations. And this is something that usually makes people’s eyes glaze over when brought up in conversation.

Since her focus was always on sustainable development, she worked for a consultancy for clean tech projects and renewable energy. After working there for a year, she went freelance, and it provided her with a lot of flexibility. She figures she likes the autonomy and has been working for herself since.

Scotland and the great outdoors both have a special place inside her heart. As a result, she can frequently be found hunting for woolly tartan blanket bargains and climbing the Highlands.

English is her second language, as she is from Germany. She began studying the English language during middle school.

As a business consultant, she has some long hours, and reads to escape. Romance novels for Evie is the ultimate escape that offers readers total wish fulfillment.

Her novel “Bringing Down the Duke” was inspired by all of the magical scenery of Oxford, women pioneers, her passion for romance, and all things Victorian. Into her writing she pours her fascination with nineteenth century Britain into her writing.

She was not looking to write a novel, but these characters just kept calling out to her. Annabelle came to her almost fully fledged out and she understood the character right from the start. Montgomery, however, was a bit more challenging for her. He was not all that pleasant when Evie began writing about him. She found she needed to help him locate his moral compass, which is a major part of who he is in the final version of the story.

The idea for the story just kept coming up, and the characters began getting insistent and chatty with her. As Evie decided to tell the story, she hadn’t studied writing whatsoever, although she had written a little bit here and there as a child. Evie felt that she needed to learn the basics of the craft of writing a proper book first. She took a beginner’s course online and then went to the New Writers’ Scheme from the British Romantic Novelists’ Association.

Through taking the course, she was given books to read about writing, by a published author, that she would not have read otherwise. She also learned, through writing exercises, her strengths and weaknesses as a writer and learned more about some basic do’s and don’ts of penning a novel. They also learned about crucial commercial aspects like putting together appealing queries. Evie even learned how to share her work with others in a virtual and supportive classroom environment. Through this experience, she gained the courage to cut back on her day job and give her novel more of a serious go.

Evie, along with some of the other classmates, decided to form a writing group after the class had ended. It provided her with the necessary emotional support as well as accountability along the way. Finishing a novel is about mind over matter and it helps a lot to have other writers cheering her on, for her it made all the difference.

Through all of her experiences, she also learned that landing a book deal can be out of your hands. Market saturation can be a reason why your book does not find a home with a publisher. The odds of your book getting pulled from a pile somewhere are low.

Her debut novel was released in the year 2019 and called “Bringing Down the Duke”. Evie writes historical romance novels.

“Bringing Down the Duke” is the first novel in the “League of Extraordinary Women” series, which was released in the year 2019. England in the year 1879. Annabelle Archer, who is the brilliant yet poor daughter of a country vicar, has been accepted among the first group of female students at the renowned University of Oxford. In return for this scholarship, she has to support the rising women’s suffrage movement. Her charge is to recruit men with influence to help champion their cause.

Annabelle’s target is Sebastian Devereux, the calculating and cold Duke of Montgomery that steers Britain’s politics at the command of the Queen. Her challenge is to not give in to the rather powerful attraction she is unable to deny for the guy that opposes everything she stands for.

Sebastian is appalled to discover a suffragist squad was able to infiltrate his ducal home, but the real threat lies in his impossible feelings for Annabelle, a green eyed beauty. He searches for a wife of equal standing to secure the legacy he has toiled so hard to rebuild. But not some outspoken commoner that could never be his duchess. He would not be the greatest strategist in the Kingdom if he was not able to claim this alluring bluestocking with no promise of a ring. Or could he?

Locked in a fight with a will that matches her own and rising passion, Annabelle is going to learn what it will take to topple a duke.

Readers enjoyed the chemistry that Annabelle and the Duke have, not only does the evolution of their relationship feel authentic, it is simply sexy. As the Duke gets to know Annabelle better, he warms up to her, something the readers had a lot of fun seeing. It was interesting to see this story be told from both characters’ perspectives, too. Evie does a great job of exploring the period and capturing the political and social climate of the time.

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