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Happy Valentine's Day, Everyone!


DO NOT FORSAKE ME poster for 2016 RT Convention in Las Vegas     The award will be given at the April 2016 RT convention in LAS VEGAS!

     RT Book Reviews calls DO NOT FORSAKE ME "... Bittner's proudest accomplishment to date, and it's easy to see why. She's consolidated her strengths to write a rolicking historical adventure that appeals to both genders, and readers old and new."

     It's so strange to realize that the first book, OUTLAW HEARTS (to which this is the sequel), came from an idea I had about 30 years ago while standing in the bathroom fixing my hair. I had nothing to write on so I scribbled the idea on the back of a check book with an eyebrow pencil. Please keep your fingers crossed for Jake, Randy, and me! I have some details about the Convention on my Personal Appearances page.

Read more about DO NOT FORSAKE ME here

Between now and Valentine's Day, enter to win a signed copy of DESPERATE HEARTS (or OUTLAW HEARTS, THUNDER ON THE PLAINS, or WILDEST DREAMS) in a new Goodreads Giveaway! Click here for details!


Rosanne Bittner       Just in time for Valentine's Day, three more of my backlist books have been reissued in e-reader format (print-on-demand coming soon). See below for which ones and when. In just a couple more months (April), I'll find out whether DO NOT FORSAKE ME has been chosen for RT's Best Historical Romance of 2015. I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Meanwhile -- give your favorite valentine the gift of a Bittner romance! Remember, I can "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.

       Then, of course, Jake #3," LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE, is coming in September 2016. As soon as Sourcebooks gives me the go-ahead, I'll post the cover for LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE. You get a peek at it inside the cover to DO NOT FORSAKE ME, but it's so much more beautiful in color. I sure wish I could convince Sourcebooks to print the book sooner, but they have a production schedule for all of their books and not just mine! I'm throwing in a big teaser here - I can't wait for reader comments from those who "catch on" to the mention of a "secret character" in #3!! 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!

       Through all of this I am still writing, writing, writing! I'm nearly finished with my new Indian romance, EMBRACE THE WIND, and really involved with these characters now, which is vital to a good Bittner story! Thanks to long-time reader/ fan Barbara C, who gave me the name idea, the hero in EMBRACE THE WIND will be called Two Wolves! Meantime, I've sent off my proposal for Jake #4 - THE LAST OUTLAW - something stunning will happen in that one that will blow your minds! It will be a real shocker - And again it involves Jake's past.

       I have discovered something about writing that I should have known for all these 30(+) years of sitting at the computer for thousands of hours and getting arthritis in my lower back and suffering shoulder and wrist inflammation and having carpal tunnel surgery and going through the incredible highs and lows of writing for a living: having the talent to write can be a curse! If I go too long without writing I literally get tired and depressed. .. It’s a nice curse in most ways, but there are moments when I want to tell that writing bug to leave me alone. It never works. In this case the “bug” isn’t something you go to bed for and sleep it off. If you go to bed and sleep you only get sicker. You have to get back to work in order to get well and keep the “bug” at bay. Such is the life of a writer. Read more here! is currently "bundling" several of my book series for Kindle! In addition to the Brides bundle, one click will purchase all seven Savage Destiny books or all three of the Blue Hawk, Mystic Indian, or Westward America Series books. Direct ordering links for these are, of course, on my E-book List page. Remember, I can "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.

       Wow, just heard that TENNESSEE BRIDE was featured as a download to passengers on Southwest Airlines' wifi - along with a Nora Roberts book, no less. Talk about great exposure!!! I want to send a huge thank you to whoever chose TENNESSEE BRIDE, and I hope Southwest's passengers LOVE the book.

       Speaking of new covers: my books are VERY popular in France; they have even translated some books that I didn't know about! Just for fun, take a look at what the covers for these books look like in the French vs American editions starting here. And to see all of my foreign covers, please click here! My books have been reprinted in Taiwan, Norway, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands and Russia, as well as France! I have copies of many of my foreign translations -- take a look at my Foreign Titles pages to see what books have been reprinted where, and if you would like any of these foreign language translations, please Email me!

Thunder on the Plains mass market paperback reissue, Oct. 2015Wildest Dreams mass market paperback reissue, January 2016       While you wait for LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE, two of my older titles are now on on store shelves. WILDEST DREAMS and THUNDER ON THE PLAINS, which were reissued by Sourcebooks Casablanca three years ago in trade paperback, have been reissued YET AGAIN in mass market paperback, with brand new, more dramatic covers. THUNDER ON THE PLAINS hit the shelves on 6 October 2015 and WILDEST DREAMS, 5 January 2016. (If you are new to my writing, you can read more about these books on my Sourcebooks Casablanca page.)

       New reviews of THUNDER ON THE PLAINS are pouring in, and it's so great to hear that this book is reaching all- new readers! Jonel B., says, "Bittner writes epic romance in the truest sense. She weaves magic through the pages as she takes readers back in time on a remarkable journey." (Read entire review here!)

       Another great review of THUNDER ON THE PLAINS from Kay Quintin of Fresh Fiction: "I started reading this wonderful book by Rosanne Bittner with no intention of doing it all in one sitting, but that's exactly what happened. I was so spellbound with the excitement and tragedy dealt to both these young people searching for real love, that I couldn't put it down. The tragedy of the Wild West and Indians molds Colt Travis into a man desperate for love, and provides a stimulating and terrific read. Sunny Landers is a strong, warm-hearted woman intent to lead, and one you can't help but fall in love with. THUNDER ON THE PLAINS was truly an inspiring and romantic tale that will take you on a wild and beautiful adventure like no other." (Read entire review here!)

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       AND... there are plenty more of my older titles coming soon! I've sold thirteen more to Diversion Books, to be reissued with new covers and available for print-on-demand and as e-books. (Diversion has already reissued many of my other older titles. You can read more about these books on my brand-new Diversion Books page!) For all of you new to my writing, you will be able to get the following books on the dates listed below -- I hope to have the covers to show you soon. 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. It just struck me that many of these books, which are still in demand today, are older than some of my readers!


In the Shadow of the Mountains, reissued in Jan. 2016The Forever Tree, reissued in Jan. 2016Tame The Wild Wind, reissued in Jan. 2016Rapture's Gold, , reissued in Feb. 2016Tender Betrayal, reissued in Feb. 2016Heart's Surrender, reissued in Feb. 2016

E-Reader Editions, 19 JANUARY 2016. Print editions coming this summer!

  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 this summer!

  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, 29 MARCH 2016. Print editions coming this summer!

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

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

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

E-Reader Editions, 19 APRIL 2016. Print editions coming this summer!

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

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

  3. UNFORGETTABLE, Zebra Books, 1/94; Orphaned female/ soldier

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

The 2015 reissue of OUTLAW HEARTSNEW for 2015: DO NOT FORSAKE ME, the epic sequel to OUTLAW HEARTS       Meanwhile -- the reviews coming in on OUTLAW HEARTS and DO NOT FORSAKE ME are the best reviews for my books that I have ever received! I am so happy that my readers love these as much as I do! You can read some of those reviews here. And a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has left/ is leaving such great messages to prospective readers -- and to me -- on! Those reviews mean so much to me! Click here to read them all.

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       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 for 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 Guestbook page!


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





WHAT'S NEW???  divider graphic  FAQ  divider graphic  Personal Appearances

Series:  Blue Hawk   divider graphic   Savage Destiny  divider graphic  Mystic Indian  divider graphic   Wilderness Series  divider graphic  Inspirationals

Sourcebooks Casablanca  divider graphic  Diversion Books

About me  divider graphic  Advice to Writers  divider graphic  Awards  divider graphic  Favorite Links   divider graphic  Foreign Titles

Readers' Comments  divider graphic  Email me  divider graphic  Guestbook  divider graphic  Copyrights and Credits

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