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Rosanne Bittner

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Coming in about 6 weeks: DESPERATE HEARTS!*

Brand new cover for DESPERATE HEARTS!     "Mitch Brady! Come on out here and have them friends of yours release my brother!"

     Mitch recognized Sam Wiley's gruff voice. Randy jumped up and grabbed his rifle. Benny doused the oil lamps to darken the jail.

     "I told you Sam would come for me!" Hugh Wiley groaned.

     "Shut up!" Mitch ordered.

     Mitch went to a window, pressing his back against the wall beside it and turning his head just enough to look outside. By the dim light of an evening not quite all the way dark yet he saw Sam Wiley standing in the street surrounded by four other men. Beside him, forced to stand there by Sam's arm crooked around her neck, stood Elizabeth, looking terrified.

     "I'm ready to trade, Brady," Wiley told him. "My brother for this pretty little gal here."

     "Sweet Jesus," Mitch muttered. "They have Elizabeth!"

*Official release date is 2 September, but may be avaliable in mid-August in some stores!

Read more about and/or pre-order DESPERATE HEARTS here!


My grandsons and I on a replica "pirate ship" on Lake Michigan!       I am so excited! I am counting down the days until DESPERATE HEARTS is on the bookshelves. Romantic Times has given it a 4- star review, and 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." (Read both reviews here). September 2 is the official publication date, but it may be available in some stores, such as Walmart, in late August. I'll be signing at two DESPERATE HEARTS premier parties here in SW MI -- please see my Personal Appearances page for details. And please check back here, because I'm also planning a huge Virtual Book Launch Party and Contest!

       Recently, I took my three grandsons (Blake, Connor, me, Brennan, right) out on beautiful Lake Michigan, sailing on a "tall ship" - like an old pirate ship. We spent about an hour out on the lake and the boys got to help hoist and bring down the sails! I am so excited now to write a pirate story. I've even already talked to my agent about it and she said "why not?"

       Meanwhile, I'm Saying Good Bye, at least for a while, to Jake Harkner. On Monday July 7th, I turned in my story DO NOT FORSAKE ME. It’s 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, 50’ish 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 40’s is walking down the street, shading her eyes to see in the distance that the person riding in is the man she’s 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. I’m 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 a Lakota (Sioux) man. It’s a great love story that I have wanted to tell for a long, long time,

A view of my patio and garden       Of course, for your summer reading (Beach Reading, in our area!), 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 should also coming soon in print- on- demand for those who prefer a real printed book -- AND also in audiobooks! I'll let you know when those will be available a soon as I hear. Please click here to see the new covers and book descriptions, and you will find E-reader 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 (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!

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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. 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!

At the book fair, Romantic Times 2014 Conference and other book seller sites encourage readers to leave comments. If you loved my books -- 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 a Bittner book!

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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 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 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 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 ofmy books on!
Rosanne's August 2011 photos by Tammy Ackerman. 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

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