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Poetry: Oh, Mighty Mountains!   divider graphic   Newsletter for Fall 2016


 
 

Coming 15 March: CAPTURE MY HEART!

Colorado mountains     Two Wolves, aka Peter James Matthews, is a half Cheyenne army scout, who is not only tall, dark, and handsome, but intelligent, educated, and respected in both of his worlds. Claire Stewart is the red-haired, strong, determined daughter of a Denver freighting supply business owner, who inherits her father's business -- and his debts. The two team up to try to prove that so-called "Indian" attacks on wagon trains and settlers are actually the work of someone trying to keep the hatred against the Cheyenne burning hot. This whole story is filled with non-stop adventure, steamy romance, and real history!I don't have a cover yet, but you'll see it just as soon as I do! Meanwhile, here's a little "taste" of CAPTURE MY HEART, coming 15 March in both e-book and print formats, from Amazon!

      "There is a small flask of whiskey in my parfleche," he told her. "It is good medicine for cuts."

     Claire rummaged through his parfleche and felt a small bottle. She'd seen drunken Indians a few times, knew the stories about Indians and whiskey. Would the firewater make this man crazy and dangerous? "I hope you only carry this for medicine." She glanced his way and had to struggle not to react to his physique. He sat there with his shirt off, his dark skin glistening by the firelight, his arms, chest and shoulders nothing but hard muscle. Combined with a handsome face and chiseled jaw - and those dark eyes - he was a grand specimen of manhood. He smiled at her remark, and the smile only made him more handsome.

     "Not just for medicine," he answered. "I like to get crazy drunk with it and kill whites and violate their women."

 

The Last Outlaw       Is it just me, or is February really flying by? Winter in Michigan has been "interesting" so far -- cold one day and 60 degrees the next. We're in Las Vegas for our annual get- away, and enjoying the desert sun. I intend to settle down to writing once again -- just as soon as I make up my mind what to start! The contemporary Indian romance? Or maybe a Civil War story that is a sequel to CARESS, since CARESS was reissued in 2016 by Diversion Books? I need to clone myself!

       2016 was a wonderful year for me and my readers, but 2017 promises to be even better. There will be one new "Jake" book, one new "Jake" short story, my new historical Indian romance called CAPTURE MY HEART, and (pausing for breath) the re-issue of 12 more novels on my backlist!

       First -- HERE IT IS, the cover for THE LAST OUTLAW, #4 in my OUTLAW HEARTS series! I just found out that it is now available for pre-order in both paperback and Kindle editions from Amazon.com! My Sourcebooks editor LOVES this book -- she told me, "I hunted and hunted for some big flaw, but this book is so strong! It was emotional and moving and epic - what a beautiful story!" It doesn't get any better than that for a writer - and now you know you have a great story coming! I am so proud of this one. Proud of Jake. Unbelievable growth. A face-off with his ugly childhood. Such a true hero in this one (something he would never admit himself!). The story involves Peter and Jeff again - and Gretta MacBain from LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE - big time! And a whole new level of love and trust between Jake and Randy - their relationship is more beautiful than ever. A real tear-jerker ending - in a good way! I wish this book was coming out next month instead of in September!

       Cover copy for THE LAST OUTLAW: "Times have changed, and the old Wild West is becoming a place of civilized law and order, where men like Jake Harkner no longer seem to fit in. As a nod to the changing times, Jake has sworn to hang up his guns once and for all. In fact, he and his wife Randy are enjoying this new era of peace on their ranch...until Jake's embroiled in a rescue mission that he simply can't refuse -- possibly his most dangerous yet. He rides into Mexico to save a young girl from a dreadful fate, leaving his beloved family behind, fearing he will die the same way he's always lived -- by the gun."

       Then, coming on 3 October 2017, look for a Christmas anthology called CHRISTMAS IN A COWBOY'S ARMS (you'll see the cover for that below). The cover copy says, "Stay toasty this holiday season with heart-warming tales of the Wild West! This Western Christmas anthology features bestselling authors including: Leigh Greenwood, Rosanne Bittner, Linda Broday, Anna Schmidt, Margaret Brownley, and Amy Sandas. Each story features rugged cowboys, the women who've lassoed their hearts...and the Christmas miracles that bring them together."

       My Harkner family Christmas story, A CHICK- A- DEE CHRISTMAS, will show a softer side of Jake, and will truly round out the series. Those of you who know my books also know that I am not designed to write “short” stories. I love to dig deeply into a big cast of characters, but you can’t do that with a short story. A CHICK- A- DEE CHRISTMAS will be a very sweet 150 - page story involving Jake's little granddaughter Sadie Mae. Through an "unexpected character" (ie, one that I didn't plan but who just "showed up" as I was writing), Jake is filled with the spirit of forgiveness and joy, the celebration of the birth of Christ, and the beauty of Christmas giving.

The Outlaw Hearts Series:

2015 reprint of OUTLAW HEARTS   DO NOT FORSAKE ME, the sequel to OUTLAW HEARTS   LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE   The Last Outlaw   Christmas In a Cowboy's Arms
(Note: Please click on any of the covers above for more information about that book!)

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       My new Indian romance, which I have re-titled CAPTURE MY HEART (formerly EMBRACE THE WIND), will be coming on 15 March! I don't have a cover to show you yet, but I know you will love Two Wolves -- and thank you, Barbara Christian, for helping me choose a name for the hero! Two Wolves, aka Peter James Matthews, is a half Cheyenne army scout, who is not only tall, dark, and handsome, but intelligent, educated, and respected in both of his worlds! The heroine is Claire Stewart, the red-haired, strong, determined daughter of a Denver freighting supply business owner, who inherits her father's business -- and his debts. The two team up to try to prove that so-called "Indian" attacks on wagon trains and settlers are actually the work of someone trying to keep the hatred against the Cheyenne burning hot. This whole story is filled with non-stop adventure, steamy romance, and real history!

       2017 will also see the reissue of twelve more of my older novels, with brand-new covers, in e-reader formats and hopefully print-on-demand. I'm not sure yet which will be reprinted by whom, but I'll keep you posted. As you know, in January through April of 2016, thirteen more of my older titles were reissued in e-book format with new covers from Diversion Books. I'm hoping that 2017 will see the print-on-demand versions of these ready for you, too. Meanwhile, for a list of all of my books, please see my Past Titles page; for ordering information on all of my new books and reissues, please see Books in E-Reader Formats.

The Touch of Love       I am so tremendously blessed with my wonderful readers. Through 37 years and 64 completed novels, my readers keep me going. They mean everything to me – and many of them have actually become good friends. The support I get from them is overwhelming. To all of my faithful supporters, I am making available my novella THE TOUCH OF LOVE, a 46-page 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). A chapter will be posted each week; my Street Team members will get to see it first, then everyone will be able to read it here.

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       And hey - I really want to write a fifth "Jake" book! In it, Jake and Randy would go to Chicago to visit Jeff and Peter. How cool is that? And maybe go back to Kansas to visit the town where they first met. Wouldn't that be ROMANTIC? Especially if they find that house where Randy lived and nursed Jake after she shot him?!! It would be wonderful for them - and show the contrast of how things are at the time compared to when they first met - and can't you picture Jake in a city like Chicago? Maybe some city ruffians could gang up on him, thinking he's an "old cowboy" who doesn't know city ways ... I think they would end up wishing they'd left him alone, don't you? I can think of some wonderful events for this scenario - while "things" are happening with Lloyd and the family back on the J&L. I'm trying, but I just can't let go of Jake.

       My agent is also 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, so hang in there!

       For all of my local readers here in SW Michigan -- my books are available at Hardings Market in Coloma! You'll find all three books of the Outlaw Series, as well as an assortment of my older titles. I am excited to have such a great outlet for my work right here in my own hometown. (Plus, email me and we can get together for a personalized autograph.)

Rosanne and faithful reader Chet Cripe       I'm hearing from more and more men who enjoy my books, like Chester "Chet" Cripe, one of my faithful long-time readers. Chet was a member of the 45th Division of the Army Infantry and was Sergeant of the 4th Platoon. He served on Heartbreak Ridge, Sandbag Castle and Christmas Hill. The Outlaw Hearts Series in particular are packed with action, western history, and solid family values as well as heart- felt romance. Yes, "real" men really DO enjoy reading my books -- and if you don't believe it, ask this Korean War Veteran!

       For those of you who purchase my books in e-reader format: 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. You can include a message to me to receive a personalized inscription that you can view in your favorite reading apps and devices.

       And if you want a print book personalized for yourself or before you “gift” it, just e-mail me privately at rbamericanhistory@parrett.net 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!

       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

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!


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