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Just Arrived -- the Cover for DESPERATE HEARTS--

Brand new cover for DESPERATE HEARTS!       Here it is -- the cover for DESPERATE HEARTS! Isn't it gorgeous? We are still on target for a publication date of September 2014, and I'm already planning a new launch party contest!

"SHE'S A WOMAN WITH A SECRET - Elizabeth Wainright is on the run. Accused of a murder she didn't commit, she has no choice but to cut ties with her old life and flee West. The last thing she wants is attention, but when her stagecoach is attacked, she suddenly finds herself under the fierce protection of one of Montana's famed vigilantes ... whether she likes it or not ...

"HE'S A MAN WITH A CODE" - Lawman Mitch Brady is sworn to uphold justice in the wilds of Montana. He's never met a man he's feared, and he's never met a woman more desperately in need of his help. Something's shaken the secretive Elizabeth, but as he gets to know the beautiful city belle, he finds the only thing he wants more than her safety is her trust. - Elizabeth longs to give herself to Mitch, but when her past finally catches up with her, can she truly trust the vigilante who's stolen her heart ... with her life?"

        DESPERATE HEARTSis set in 1880's Montana and is packed with "wild west" action, a good share of humor, and lots of romance! Read more about DESPERATE HEARTS and see a modern-day photo of Alder, MT, here!

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       Speaking of gorgeous covers -- my Blue Hawk Series books ( are now available for ALL e-readers! Please see my Books in E-Reader Formats page for ordering information for Kindle, Nook, iBook/iTunes, and Kobo, which offers all formats plus lots of great reviews! Those of you who prefer print books can still order the iUniverse reissued print editions through (Unfortunately, the new covers will be available for the e-reader versions only.) Please click on any of the covers above to learn more about these books!

SAVAGE HORIZONS e-reader version cover FRONTIER FIRES cover for e-reader version DESTINY'S DAWN cover for e-reader versions

       And Savage Destinybooks #1 - #7 are also now available for all types of e-readers!You'll find ordering links for these also on my E-book List page. (By the way, how would you feel about an EIGHTH "Savage Destiny" book? I am thinking of writing a contemporary story that involves one of Zeke and Abbie’s descendants -- after DO NOT FORSAKE ME is completed, of course!)

Asa Nocona when we first met him in May 2003. Asa was the inspiration for a character in a Rosanne Bittner book.       Remember little Asa Nocona, the young Native American/ English boy whose photo was my inspiration for Stalking Wolf's son in the second book of my Mystic Indian Series? Asa is now 20 years old! His mom recently sent me and update and a new photo, which you can see here! He is now studying for a degree in Commercial Music, and I've included links to two of his musical group's songs! ( Meet Asa Nocona)

       You'll remember that I told you that my 1993 book OUTLAW HEARTS will be reissued by Sourcebooks in both print and e-reader formats in 2015! Jake Harkner is one of my all-time favorite heroes, and I'm happy that you'll be able to meet him in a brand-new edition of the book. The new edition should be out sometime in 2015. You can read more about OUTLAW HEARTS here, as well as seeing the 1993 Bantam edition cover. OUTLAW HEARTS has also been translated into Chinese -- click here to see the Chinese cover! Needless to say, the Sourcebooks reprint will feature an all-new cover, which I'll share when I receive.

       Here's the really exciting part: not only did Sourcebooks love OUTLAW HEARTS, but they've asked for a sequel! That's the book I never thought I'd get to write, the book I was working on during our six weeks in Las Vegas -- for the 20 years since OUTLAW HEARTS was first published, I dreamed of this sequel. Jake Harkner lived in my heart and mind almost constantly. His story wasn’t finished, which is why he continued to haunt me. Now, twenty years later, the story has just poured out of me! I'm calling it DO NOT FORSAKE ME, and the first draft is now COMPLETED! I am having trouble leaving Jake! His story has been in my head for 20 years so even thought it's finished, I will have a real hard time letting go and moving on to another story. I am hoping my publishers will go along with my idea for a third book.

Here I am at the Chinese Gardens in Bellaggio's on the Vegas Strip       Tor/Forge Books is reissuing INTO THE WILDERNESS in paperback this April! I am thrilled by this news! (It is already available as an e-book, for those who are interested; please click here for more info on this book and the others in the Wilderness Series.)

        I also have lots of back titles available on Amazon for those of you new to my writing, as well as my newest book, PARADISE VALLEY.

       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. All you have to do is "Request Authorgraph" and 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!

       Meanwhile, if you need a "romance break" but don't have time to sit down and read a full novel, try my friend Lucy Nalor Kubash's An Uncommon Prince and Other Short Stories and Sky of Magic. I highly recommend these collections of five previously printed in Women's World! Great characters and great stories in bite-size pieces! (Click here for more information or to order An Uncommon Prince and here for Sky of Magic.) And if you love Regency romances, my niece, Heather Brothers, has written one that I also highly recommend. It's called THE INTRODUCTION OF A GENTLEMAN and is also available to order through

Here I am at the 2013 Romantic Times writers' conference in Kansas City!       Your positive comments on PARADISE VALLEY are still pouring in! It feels so good after all these years to hear that you think, in the words of one reader, I have "definitely shown [I have] a lot more stories to tell!" I've received a FOUR STAR rating from RT (Read the entire review here), a great review on, and even had an interview in USA TODAY (Rosanne Bittner's road to 'Paradise Valley' includes rest stops). However, the comments that mean the most are the ones from YOU, my readers! (Read what Readers are saying about PARADISE VALLEY!) and other book seller sites encourage readers to leave comments. If you loved my book -- let people know via the Reviews section of, Barnes &, and any others you can think of! Your review might be the one that convinces a new reader to buy PARADISE VALLEY!

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       By the way, if you can't make it to one of my personal appearances, and would like a print book signed, I'll autograph a label for you to stick in your book! Please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (or a self-addressed envelope and an international reply coupon if you live outside the United States) to: P. O. Box 1044, Coloma, MI 49038 and I'll get a signed label right back to you.

        I still have several extra copies of some OLDER BOOKS that are no longer available! 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.

       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).

       Please Email me if you're looking for a specific book, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to me at P. O. Box 1044, Coloma, MI 49038 for a newsletter that lists books I have available.

       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 a new Rosanne Bittner book. I have been sharing your messages with my agent, as well as all of my readers via my Guestbook page!


Rosanne and some of her research materials

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 an Ordering Information page for those of you who can't find my books in your local bookstore, or you can use the "Search" link below to find them on!
Book cover trailer courtesy of Florence Price, My Girl Friday - Virtual Assistant.
Rosanne's August 2011 photos by Tammy Ackerman. Associate





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