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Lizzi grew up riding wild in the Santa Cruz Mountain redwoods, became an equine veterinarian at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and practiced in the Gold and Pony Express Country of California before emigrating to New Zealand. She has two wonderful boys, a grandbaby, and an excellent partner in that sea of green. When she’s not writing, she’s swinging a sword or shooting a bow in medieval garb, riding or driving a carriage, playing in the garden on her hobby farm, singing, cooking, or looking into a horse’s mouth in her equine veterinary dental practice. She is multiply published and awarded in specialized interest magazines and veterinary periodicals.

With this debut novel, she was Finalist 2013 RWNZ Great Beginnings, Winner 2014 RWNZ Paci!c Hearts Award for the unpublished full manuscript, Winner 2015 RWNZ Koru Award for Best First Novel and third in Koru Long Novel, and Finalist 2015 Best Indie Book Award.


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Hunted for her secrets. Hiding in plain sight. Can one woman blaze her own trail into the untamed territory?

Winner True West Magazine 2016 Best Western Romance,

Winner Romance Writers of New Zealand2015 Koru Award, and

Winner Romance Writers of New Zealand 2014 Pacific Hearts Award

Utah Territory, 1860


Aleksandra has spent her whole life training for the inevitable. So when a brutal Cossack tracks down and kills her father, she instinctively collects her pa’s elixir and flees. But when she meets the mysterious Xavier at a nearby trading post, she wonders if she can win both his protection and his heart…


Disappointed when the man of her dreams leaves to join the Pony Express, Aleksandra dons a disguise to follow him into the dangerous frontier assignment. Hiding behind her martial arts skills and a male alias, she longs to tell the handsome Xavier the truth. But with the killer in pursuit, keeping up the ruse may be her only chance for survival…


Can Aleksandra save both her love and her family legacy from a relentless murderer?


As the Civil War rages on, secessionists threaten California. The Confederates want the state and nothing will stop them until they take it.

On a caravan heading to Xavier's family ranch in Golden State, Aleksandra turns an armed Confederate into a dangerous enemy as she struggles to break out of his unwanted embrace.

After a night of poker, Xavier's new friends realize he's heard too much to be left alive.

Involved in the Confederacy's fight against the new state of the Union in order to dominate it, will Aleks and Xavier be able to survive? Secessionists don't play around.

The Unchanging Hills of Gold is the second book in the exceptional historical fiction series A Long Journey.


They sail in search of peace and calm in New Zealand, but they hadn't counted on murderers, mutineers and a war in the earthly paradise.

Aleksandra and Xavier's newly founded paradise on their California ranch is everything they could have dreamed of, until Xavier's older brother wrecks it all. A final tragedy plunges them into a sadness so deep they cannot escape.

With nothing else, they grab an invitation to a new beginning in New Zealand, but their peaceful journey is derailed by murder, mutiny and chaos... and they haven't even gotten off the ship yet.

Aleks and Xavier are separated before they can land in what is now a turbulent wilderness - where wars between the settlers and the local Māori have only just begun. The opening shots of the New Zealand Wars are being fired - some directly at them.

Revealing a Green Sea is the third book in the fantastic historical fiction series A Long Journey.

If you like bold women, authentic multicultural settings and a dash of Old West romance, then you'll love the fast-paced adventures of Lizzi Tremayne!

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