I grew up in a very Main Street town in the Santa Cruz Mountains on the West Coast, where the narrow little road had to curve around the redwoods to get anywhere at all. Half a world away, my love for Main Street towns still shows no signs of diminishing.
I began my career as an equine veterinarian in California, then went on to learn acupuncture, chiropractic, Postural Rehabilitation. Somewhere in there, I moved south, way south, and then finally developed an equine veterinary dental practice while I raised my boys in lovely, green, Aotearoa (New Zealand).
I wrote awarded non-fiction as an equine veterinarian, mostly articles for veterinary journals and horse magazines, but eventually, life offered me the opportunity to put pen to paper and write as I’d only done as a youngster in the California redwoods. I love writing. My stories are now in my blood and I’ve got the bit in my teeth! I’ve been writing an historical romantic thriller series, but I’m soon to be writing a girl-equine veterinarian contemporary series, now that I’ve joined Authors of Main Street! Think female James Herriot in 20th century America! Watch for it in the Christmas Boxed Set!
I was a: Finalist 2013 RWNZ Great Beginnings; Winner 2014 RWNZ Pacific Hearts Award (New Zealand’s equivalent of the RWA Golden Heart Award); Winner 2015 RWNZ Koru Award for Best First Novel plus third in Koru Long Novel section (New Zealand equivalent of the RWA RITA); and Finalist in the 2015 Best Indie Book Award. I’m a past secretary and past president of the Romance Writers of New Zealand.
When I’m not writing, I’m swinging a rapier or shooting a bow in medieval garb, riding, driving a carriage, playing on my farm, singing, or working as an equine veterinarian.
I hope you love my characters and their animals as much as I do. I put my understanding of horses, veterinary medicine, history, things that happen between people, and especially my heart, into my stories.
I hope they give you pleasure.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
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☆•* *•☆ A FREE FIRST CHAPTER SAMPLER ☆•* *•☆
Lizzi Tremayne Sampler:
A First Chapter Collection of
The Long Trails Series ~ a free eBook
Author Lizzi Tremayne brings you this first chapter sample collection of her historical fiction series: The Long Trails.
You can start reading her debut novel, A Long Trail Rolling, to begin the series. Follow Aleksandra and Xavier as they cross countries and seas from the wilds of 1860’s Utah to the farthest reaches of Colonial New Zealand as you continue on with The Long Trails series. Bring along some pemmican, you’ll be sure to need it!
This sampler is free when you join Lizzi’s Book Club!
The Long Trails Series
☆•* *•☆ A Long Trail Rolling: The Long Trails (Book One) ☆•* *•☆
Author Lizzi Tremayne brings you the first installment in The Long Trails series, A Long Trail Rolling.
She didn’t expect to become a target…but she is one now…
Aleksandra, trained by her father in the Cossack arts, finds herself alone in 1860 Utah. Disguised as a Pony Express rider, she’s running to keep her pa’s killer from finding their family’s secret–and that was before she galloped full speed into the middle of the Paiute Indian War.
Xavier isn’t about to let anyone get too close, especially a woman, while he bides his time as a Pony Express Station Manager in the middle of a desert, evading his heritage as the eldest son of an old Spanish Californio family. Letting this slip of a stroppy, yet alluring, girl get under his skin is not on the cards.
The villain is coming closer, with his sights set on Aleksandra. Thrown together in an ever-worsening situation, can Aleksandra and Xavier overcome their differences before the ever-increasing odds overtake them?
Don’t miss out on Lizzi Tremayne’s other stories, The Long Trails series: The Hills of Gold Unchanging (Book Two), A Sea of Green Unfolding (Book Three) and coming soon: Tatiana (Book Four) and Once Upon a Vet School series: Once Upon a Vet School #7: Lena Takes a Foal!
A Long Trail Rolling is available in eBook plus standard and large print paperbacks.
☆•* *•☆ The Hills of Gold Unchanging: The Long Trails (Book Two) ☆•* *•☆
No one will stand in their way—and live…
As the Civil War rages, secessionists menace California.
Aleksandra and Xavier are trying to get back home—through the oncoming Civil War, the mining camps of 1860’s Nevada and California, and the Sacramento floods—to Xavier’s Californio Rancho de las Pulgas.
Embroiled in the Confederate’s fight to drag the new state from the Union and make it their own, can Aleks and Xavier survive?
The Hills of Gold Unchanging is available in eBook and standard and large print paperback.
☆•* *•☆ A Sea of Green Unfolding: The Long Trails (Book Three) ☆•* *•☆
When you’ve lost everything, the only way to go is up…
Tragedy strikes in Aleksandra and Xavier’s newly-found paradise on their Californio Rancho de las Pulgas and newspaperman Gustavus von Tempsky invites them on a journey to a new life in New Zealand—where everyone lives together in peace.
Unfortunately, change is in the wind.
When they reach Aotearoa, they disembark into a turbulent wilderness—where the wars between the European settlers and the local Māori have only just begun—and von Tempsky is leading the colonial troops into the bush.
A Sea of Green Unfolding is available in eBook and paperback.
The Once Upon a Vet School Series
☆•* *•☆ Once Upon a Vet School #6: Fifty Miles at a Breath: Once Upon a Vet School (Book Seven) ☆•* *•☆
Horses bring them together and their future looks rosy—it’s the present they can’t handle.
When equine veterinary student Lena and veteran pilot Blake fall in love, vet school and the past intrude. Add in a long-distance relationship, and things get just plain hard.
A grueling endurance race forces them to draw on their strengths and face their fears—together.
Once Upon a Vet School #6 is available in eBook and paperback.
Read it for free in Kindle Unlimited
(Once Upon a Vet School #6: Fifty Miles at a Breath was one of nine novellas in the Authors of Main Street box set collection: Summer Romance on Main Street Vol.1.)
☆•* *•☆ Once Upon a Vet School #7, Lena Takes a Foal: Once Upon a Vet School (Book Seven) ☆•* *•☆
She needs help… he needs to stay away…
Lena Scott has a problem—one that might prevent her from graduating from veterinary school.
After a messy divorce, Kit Allen returns to his first loves—horses and his old veterinary school alma mater. He excels at imparting his knowledge to students and is determined to earn a tenure track position. Becoming involved with anything but a pager—ever—isn’t in the cards. Especially a talented and beautiful student in need of his assistance.
When Lena’s horse rears over backwards and lands on her, it has to be the dashing resident, Kit, who finds her. Luckily for her, she’s sworn off relationships after her last romantic disaster. She has more important things to worry about than sea-green eyes and rugged good looks.
Besides, if there’s one thing a veterinary school faculty frowns upon, it’s a relationship between a resident and a student…
like oil and water, they just don’t mix.
Once Upon a Vet School #7 is available in eBook and paperback.
Read it for free in Kindle Unlimited
(Once Upon a Vet School #7: Lena Takes a Foal was one of nine novellas in the Authors of Main Street box set collection: Christmas Babies on Main Street.)
☆•* *•☆ Once Upon a Vet School #10, Greener Pastures Calling: Once Upon a Vet School (Book Ten) ☆•* *•☆
A new country, a great job, and a “good Kiwi bloke”.
Life couldn’t be better.
Until it gets worse.
Newly emigrated to New Zealand, equine veterinarian Lena wants a “good Kiwi bloke”, but they’re elusive as their nocturnal namesake. Her history with men is not, shall we say, salubrious.
Nigel’s avoiding females, unless they’re cows, horses, or his mother. After his first marriage, he won’t be responsible for anyone else’s life ever again.
Sparks fly when they meet, but not that first time, over the dirty instruments in a filthy cowshed. They’re made for each other… until Nigel remembers where he first saw her. And then the questions start.
Once Upon a Vet School #10 is available in eBook and paperback.
Read it for free in Kindle Unlimited
(Once Upon a Vet School #10: Greener Pastures Calling was one of novellas in the Authors of Main Street box set collection: Christmas Wishes on Main Street.)
In The Long Trails series: in four volumes!
Enjoy the stories and I’ll hear from you soon!
Lizzi at home in New Zealand