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Wow, it's finally here -- DESPERATE HEARTS has been officially released! I'll be signing books at DESPERATE HEARTS premier parties here in SW MI -- please see my Personal Appearances page for details! I am so anxious to hear what YOU, my readers, think of the book! (Also, please join me in discussing DESPERATE HEARTS and many other topics on my September 2014 Blog Tour!)
My latest review comes from Night Owl Reviews, and says in part: "Rosanne Bittner has written many novels and I have read quite a few of her works. In fact, I wonder that she can come up with new story lines. However in Desperate Hearts she has done just that. Although its a classic tale of a runaway heroine trying to escape the clutches of a depraved relative, there is enough action and adventure in this novel to keep you interested to the last page."
Romantic Times has given it a 4- star review; Publisher's Weekly says, in part, "This Western historical is chock-full of danger... but Emma is no wilting lily, proving she is a match for Mitch in every way." Long and Short Reviews also gives it 4 stars, and says in part: "Ms. Bittner writes a mean western. She is historically accurate (she must have had a gunslinger in her family!) and she believes in true love. Those combinations add up to a good read. Im going to have to go find some more of her work. " (Read reviews here).
Meanwhile, though I've [Said] Good Bye, at least for a while, to Jake Harkner, and have turned in my manuscript for DO NOT FORSAKE ME, that doesn't mean I'm finished with it! I still haven't heard from my editor about whether any changes need to be made or anything cut (the book is over 500 pages!), I did get some exciting news: Sourcebooks has chosen a cover artist for these two books, and he's the best in the business! His name is Jon Paul and you can see some of his work here. He excels at very passionate, very beautiful traditional "Romance with a capital R" covers! I can't wait to see what he comes up with for OUTLAW HEARTS and DO NOT FORSAKE ME!!!
Its been a long journey, starting 20 years ago when I wrote the first book about Jake Harkner called OUTLAW HEARTS, which will be reissued next June, followed in July 2015 by its sequel, DO NOT FORSAKE ME. It is so hard to let go of a story and characters that are so dear to my heart! This is a beautiful, beautiful love story a story of forgiveness and redemption. I see this book VIVIDLY as a movie and in the opening a very hard, tough-looking, well-armed, 50ish but still-handsome U. S. Marshal is riding into a prairie town with 4 wounded, beaten prisoners in tow, one of them dead and slung over a horse. The scene would be interspersed with the town itself, where a lovely woman in her 40s is walking down the street, shading her eyes to see in the distance that the person riding in is the man shes been waiting for. And as the opening credits are displayed, the old western song, "Do Not Forsake Me" is playing in the background with harmonica and guitar....
Wait! I just remembered ANOTHER story is brewing in my brain and this one, too, has been lurking around in there for almost 20 years. Im absolutely itching to write it, and I know that when I start it, it will come pouring out of me just like DO NOT FORSAKE ME did. It will be my first contemporary and my first attempt at suspense, but the characters are very Bittner." The hero, Ben, is a Lakota (Sioux) chanter/dance. Its a great love story that I have wanted to tell for a long, long time, I'm already talking about it and planning to start writing it - and I haven't even sold the idea yet!
Of course, for your fall reading, remember that Diversion Books has just reissued FIVE of my older books -- TENNESSEE BRIDE, TEXAS BRIDE, OREGON BRIDE, FULL CIRCLE, UNTIL TOMORROW in all e-reader formats! These books are also now available in print- on- demand paperback versions for those who prefer a real printed book -- AND the audiobooks for three of them are available! Please click here to see the new covers and book descriptions, and you will find E-reader, Audiobook, and Print ordering options on my E-Book List page.
And don't forget that my Blue Hawk Series books are now available for ALL e-readers! Please see my What's New page for the hot new covers created especially for the e-reader editions and 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 Amazon.com. (Unfortunately, the new covers will be available for the e-reader versions only.) Please click on any of the covers below to learn more about these books!
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!
Your positive comments on my 2013 new release, PARADISE VALLEY, are still pouring in, and I really appreciate your letting me know how anxious you are to read my upcoming books! 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!" Can't wait to hear what you have to say about DESPERATE HEARTS!
Amazon.com and other book seller sites encourage readers to leave comments. If you loved my books -- let people know via the Reviews section of Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, and any others you can think of! Your review might be the one that convinces a new reader to buy a Bittner book!
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 BOOKSthat 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 Mightywords.com. 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!
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