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New Article: What Goes Around, Comes Around -- The Beauty of a Backlist   divider graphic   June Blog Entries: Page One, The Last Page, & Common “Scents”



LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE, coming in September 2016!     6/20/16: So busy writing Jake #4 that I almost forgot my Monday excerpt from #3, LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE! So sorry! Here it is:

     "Randy said you wanted to talk," Brian told Jake as he came up the steps. "I take it it's about Mike Holt.""

     Jake took a drag on his cigarette and met Brian's gaze. "What do you want me to do?" he asked.


     "If the man shows his face anywhere near Evie or anybody else in this family, I can make him disappear if you want me to."

     Brian studied the darkness in his father-in-law's eyes. He'd seen the look before. "Simple as that?"

     "You bet."

     Brian sighed as he moved beside Jake and joined him at the railing. "Jake, you never cease to amaze me with your candid admissions. You said that like it would be as easy for you as shooting a rattler."

     "No difference, as far as I'm concerned."

     Brian shook his head. "The last thing Evie needs is for her father to go back to prison, Jake. Nothing is worth that. If that man shows his face, you'd better have a damn good reason to kill him."

     "I already do."

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Window Cling for RT 2016, DO NOT FORSAKE MELOVE'S SWEET REVENGE banner from the Romantic Times Convention, 2016       It's been a busy spring for me -- I had a wonderful time at the Romantic Times convention in Las Vegas, where I took the opportunity to meet with many of my fans. Picture the banners on either side of this page enlarged to door size -- and displayed on the doors leading in to the convention! They were absolutely breath-taking!

       Then, on May 14th I attended a huge Book Expo in Chicago, where I signed 50 books in a half hour! Again, I want to thank all of my fans who took the time to stop by -- and to all the new readers I met that day, I hope you enjoy your journey to the old west via my writing!

       Now, I will spend the summer WRITING, before traveling to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to speak for a fund-raiser for literacy on 8 September. For more information about that, please see my Personal Appearances page.

       Like you, I am looking forward to seeing LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE on book shelves the first week of September. It is now available for pre-order on! You won't want to miss this third book about the lives of Jake and Randy Harkner and their growing family, all now living on a ranch in Colorado!

        Be sure to watch for the mention of a "secret character" in LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE!! I've decided that if I'm going to set books in areas and time periods in which important characters in some of my other books lived, then for the sake of realism, some of those characters from past books should be mentioned!

       And YES, there will be a fourth "Jake" book, THE LAST OUTLAW! I am already 5 chapters and 10,000 words into it! This is another one that's pouring right out of me. VERY EXCITING opening to this story -- a bank robbery in Boulder, Colorado, and guess who's in town when it happens? What fun!! I am guessing the publication date will be roughly September 2017 (though that's not a sure thing yet).

       Sourcebooks has also asked for a short story for a Christmas anthology and to see my new Native American romance, EMBRACE THE WIND. However, publishers tend to move slowly, and I'd like to see that book published sooner than Sourcebooks may be able to schedule it, so it's possible I will offer it to a different publisher.

       In the meantime, my agent is putting out feelers for the contemporary Native American romance I want to write, and Diversion Books is very interested in my idea for writing sequels to some of my older titles. Many of my readers have told me they would love to know what happened to my characters from earlier stories! I also hope to sell a sequel to PARADISE VALLEY sometime down the road, but I can only write so fast, so just be patient. All these books will get written and published eventually. If I work with more than one publisher I can get more books out per year, so hang in there!

       Speaking of the Diversion Books reissues -- as you know, in January through April of 2016, thirteen more of my older titles were reissued from Diversion Books with new covers. The e-book versions came out first, and later in the year (I hope!), Diversion will release the new print-on-demand versions. (Diversion has already reissued many of my other older titles. You can read more about these books on my Diversion Books page!) All my stories involve real American history. I thought you might be interested in seeing the original publisher and publication date, as well as the theme involved in each title. If you click on the cover or on the title, you can read more about each book. It just struck me that many of these books, which are still in demand today, are older than some of my readers! (By the way, you can read my thoughts on the reissue of so many of my books in e-reader format in my new article, What Goes Around, Comes Around -- The Beauty of a Backlist.)

E-reader editions, 19 JANUARY 2016. Print editions coming later this year!

In the Shadow of the Mountains, reissued in Jan. 2016The Forever Tree, reissued in Jan. 2016Tame The Wild Wind, reissued in Jan. 2016

  1. IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOUNTAINS, Bantam Books, 7/91; Diversion Books, love story about the founding of Denver. Ordering Options

  2. THE FOREVER TREE, Bantam Books, 3/95; High-born Spanish woman and a logger from New England. Ordering Options

  3. TAME THE WILD WIND, Bantam Books, 10/96; Female owner of a stage station/ Native American. Ordering Options

E- reader editions, 3 February 2016. Print editions coming coming later this year!

Rapture's Gold, , reissued in Feb. 2016Tender Betrayal, reissued in Feb. 2016Heart's Surrender, reissued in Feb. 2016

  1. RAPTURE'S GOLD, Zebra Books, 9/86; Female gold miner/ guide. Ordering Options

  2. TENDER BETRAYAL, Bantam Books, 10/93; Civil War North/ South love story. Ordering Options

  3. HEART'S SURRENDER, Zebra Books, 2/88; Cherokee hero. Ordering Options

E- reader editions, 27 MARCH 2016. Print editions coming coming later this year!

Lawless LoveComanche SunsetCaress

  1. LAWLESS LOVE, Zebra Books, 11/85; Outlaw/ Nun. Ordering Options

  2. COMANCHE SUNSET, Zebra Books, 11/91; Comanche hero. Ordering Options

  3. CARESS, Zebra Books, 7/92; Kansas/Missouri border wars. Ordering Options

E- reader editions, 19 APRIL 2016. Print editions coming coming later this year!

Sweet Mountain MagicUnforgettableShamelessLove's Bounty

  1. SWEET MOUNTAIN MAGIC, Zebra Books, 3/90; Mountain Man/ pioneer woman. Ordering Options

  2. UNFORGETTABLE, Zebra Books, 1/94; Orphaned female/ soldier. Ordering Options

  3. SHAMELESS, Zebra Books, 2/93; Female Mexican horse thief/ American soldier. Ordering Options

  4. LOVE'S BOUNTY, Zebra Books, 3/2000; Bounty Hunter/ female who hires him. Ordering Options

Rosanne Bittner at the doors of the 2016 RT convention in Las Vegas.       Remember, I can now "Authorgraph" my e-books -- which means I can send you personalized digital inscriptions for any of my books offered in e-reader format! Click here for details and available e-books. You can include a message to me to receive a personalized inscription that you can view in your favorite reading apps and devices -- including a printable pdf that you can glue inside your printed book!

       And if you want a print book autographed for yourself or before you “gift” it, just e-mail me privately at rbamericanhistory@parrett.netfor mailing information, and I will pay the postage to send the signed books back to you! Or, if you prefer, I can autograph a label for you to stick into your book.

        I still have several extra copies of some OLDER BOOKS that are no longer available -- including many of my Foreign Titles! Many of these books have been previously read, but some are brand-new. You can order these older titles, as well as my recently reissued books, directly from me and I will sign them for you -- or for a friend who loves a good read. Please Email me if you're looking for a specific book!

       I also have available THE TOUCH OF LOVE, a 46-page short story/ novella about Robert Kingsley, the half-Indian boy raised by Rising Eagle of my Mystic Indian trilogy, which was previously only available by download from In action, it falls between MYSTIC VISIONS and MYSTIC WARRIORS (Books 2 & 3).

       Many thanks for your continuing e-mails and notes. They have certainly brightened my inbox. So many of you are telling me which of my books you have read and loved, and why they are your favorites -- and are looking forward to reading my upcoming new books. I have been sharing many of your messages with all of my readers via my Guestbookpage!


Rosanne with her replica Colt .45

A Colt .45, much like the gun my heroes use - and my own .30-.30 rifle. The Colt is surprisingly heavy and requires a strong hand and arm to draw, cock and fire in one swift movement. That would take a LOT of practice!

Because of the large number of requests I receive for full lists of my books, the Books In Print section of this website is frequently updated to reflect my latest releases, as well as listing all of my past works. I have also added a My Books Now Available in E-Reader Formats page with ordering links for all e-reader formats. You can also use the "Search" link below to find new, used, and Kindle versions of my books on! Associate





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