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Rosanne Bittner

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One Week Left To Win Prints of the Cover Art for the entire Outlaw Hearts Trilogy!

"DO NOT FORSAKE ME is 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." -- RT Book Reviews, July 2015.

Cover Art for Outlaw HeartsCover Art for Do Not Forsake Me

        To celebrate the June re-release of my OUTLAW HEARTS and the July release of my 60th book, DO NOT FORSAKE ME, I'll be giving away signed, framed sets of the cover art from ALL THREE BOOKS in the Outlaw Hearts Series (including the yet-to-be-made-public LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE, which we can't show you until April 2016!) The gorgeous Jake Harkner is in reality cover artist Nathan Kamp, and these breath-taking covers were designed by the very talented Jon Paul Ferrara. You fall in love with the characters just from looking at the covers!

HOW TO ENTER: Follow along with me on my Outlaw Hearts Series blog tour, 22 June - 11 July (click here for schedule) or click on the Giveaway tab on my Facebook Author page for up to 40 (forty!) chances to win:

  • 1 set of three Outlaw Hearts Series 11.7" x 16.5" cover art prints PLUS a $50 Amazon gift certificate to one lucky winner.

  • 1 set of three Outlaw Hearts Series 8.5" x 11" cover art prints PLUS a $25 Amazon gift certificate to each of two winners.

  • One set of both OUTLAW HEARTS and DO NOT FORSAKE ME books in print to each of three prize winners.

  • One set of both OUTLAW HEARTS andDO NOT FORSAKE ME books in digital format to each of three prize winners.

       At every stop on the Blog Tour, or here on my Facebook Author page, you'll find an entry form for my contest. There are eight categories for entries, and each category is worth FIVE entries, for a total of 40 possible! (Just remember after clicking on the category and giving the required information to be sure to go back and click the Enter button on the entry form!)

        I feel so honored that Jon Paul designed the covers for OUTLAW HEARTS and DO NOT FORSAKE ME. I've had a look at my next "Jake" book cover - LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE - and it's just as beautiful as the first two! If you're interested in how this gorgeous art is created, please take a look at the video "Artist JON PAUL -- The Art of Romance."

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NOW AVAILABLE from Amazon Print-On-Demand:

SWEET PRAIRIE PASSION, 2015 Kindle and POD EditionRIDE THE FREE WIND, 2015 Kindle and POD EditionRIVER OF LOVE, 2015 Kindle and POD EditionEMBRACE THE WILD LAND, 2015 Kindle and POD EditionCLIMB THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN, 2015 Kindle and POD EditionMEET THE NEW DAWN, 2015 Kindle and POD EditionEAGLE'S SONG, 2015 Kindle and POD Edition

All 7 of my SAVAGE DESTINY books are now back in print- on- demand trade paperbacks, with brand new covers!! Please see my E-book List page for direct ordering links from


DO NOT FORSAKE ME Coming on 7 July!


DO NOT FORSAKE ME on the cover of the July 2015 issue of RT Magazine.       I'm home from the RT Convention in Dallas and working hard on my third "Jake" book! I had a wonderful time at RT, and will have some pictures for you as soon as I catch my breath. Meanwhile -- I'm so excited that DO NOT FORSAKE ME is the cover story of the July issue of RT Magazine, which is online now! Here is that fantastic cover -- they call me an "emotional powerhouse"! If you're interested, please see Romantic Times Magazine's website to subscribe to their magazine, either in print or the on-line edition. A great read for all you fans of romance!

       Wow, OUTLAW HEARTS is getting some really outstanding reviews! The June 15, 2013 issue of Library Journal calls me "an award-winning writer noted for her realistic and carefully researched novels," and Shauni, reviewer for "Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales, and Fantasy" calls OUTLAW HEARTS:

"An epic saga. A story that spans a lifetime and tells of two totally mismatched individuals who fell in love, then walked through fire to remain together. ... Outlaw Hearts is what true romance should be. These two didn't have it easy but they fought to be together. Forever meant something. ... Ms. Bittner writes such rage and passion into this book that it comes alive. I understood Jake's fears, his anger and his desire to make a better life for him and Miranda and their children. I was brokenhearted when his past kept coming back and ruined what he had built. And I cheered when they once again triumphed. This is a long book but it seemed too short when I had read the final word. ... A True gift to the romance world. Do Not Forsake Me, A Sequel is coming out July 7, 2015 and I find myself already screaming because it's not here yet. Because believe me when I tell you, Romance doesn't get any better than this!" (Read entire review here.)

       Just a couple of weeks now before DO NOT FORSAKE ME comes out in July! PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY has already given DO NOT FORSAKE ME an outstanding review, calling it "[A] refreshing view of enduring love that survives the dangers of the Old West." (You can entire review here.) I'm so nervous -- hope all of YOU love these books, too! Be sure to join me on my Outlaw Hearts Series blog tour, 22 June - 11July (click here for schedule) for the chance to win the cover art from my entire Outlaw Hearts Series -- and see above or click here for prize details!

       I am now well into writing LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE (Jake #3). It's 1896 and things are changing. Jake can't take the law into his own hands any more ... or can he? Where there's a will, there's a way, especially when you're Jake Harkner. A publication date of September 2016 has been assigned to LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE, and the cover, also by Jon Paul, has been completed -- oh, how I wish I could share it with you!

       Meanwhile, OUTLAW HEARTS and DO NOT FORSAKE ME are available for pre-order, in print and e-book editions! Pre-order now, and the books will be shipped as soon as they are released! That will be 1 June 2015 for OUTLAW HEARTSand 7 July 2015 for DO NOT FORSAKE ME. (Please note: be sure if you pre-order both that you specify they are to be shipped separately! Otherwise, OUTLAW HEARTS may not be on its way to you until 7 July when they ship DO NOT FORSAKE ME!)

       Sourcebooks has many promotions scheduled for DO NOT FORSAKE ME, too, including a Spotlight Blog Tour! Click here for links to the blogs and dates!

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       My novella INDIAN SUMMER, which is a prequel to FULL CIRCLE, has been reissued both as an ebook novella and as part of the reissue of 1994's CHERISHED MOMENTS anthology! I have a beautiful new cover for INDIAN SUMMER, which is the story of Maggie Gibbons, mother of FULL CIRCLEheroine Evelyn Gibbons! For more information, please click here! And, to order in all e-reader formats, please see my E-book List page.

        MYSTIC DREAMERS, MYSTIC VISIONS and MYSTIC WARRIORS are now available in all e-book formats! To order, please see my E-book List page. In case you're wondering how I happened to write this series -- Many years ago I read an article about a stone medicine wheel on the top of Medicine Mountain in the Big Horn Mountains of northern Wyoming. The moment I read about this stone medicine wheel, I knew I wanted to write a book that would be based around this sacred site. Read more here.

Thunder on the Plains mass market paperback reissue, Oct. 2015Wildest Dreams mass market paperback reissue, January 2016       Wow, WILDEST DREAMS and THUNDER ON THE PLAINS, which were reissued by Sourcebooks Casablanca three years ago in trade paperback, will be reissued YET AGAIN in mass market paperback! They will have brand new, more dramatic covers similar to DO NOT FORSAKE ME. Tentatively, THUNDER ON THE PLAINS is scheduled for October 2015 and WILDEST DREAMS for January 2016. Here is the new cover for THUNDER ON THE PLAINS, and the cover art for WILDEST DREAMS. (If you are new to my writing, you can read more about THUNDER ON THE PLAINS and WILDEST DREAMS on my new Sourcebooks Casablanca page.)

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        I've also submitted a proposal for a new Indian/white historical romance called EMBRACE THE WIND, as well as a proposal for a sequal to PARADISE VALLEY. Yes, it's time to revisit Sage and Maggie!

       Love my books? Then I’m inviting you to become a member of my Heart of the West Street Team to help spread the word. You can watch for ways to help me promote my books, chat with other Street Team members, be the first to hear about new contests and giveaways -- and share the news with your friends! As a member of my Street Team you’ll earn my gratitude and maybe a few other prizes -- including chance to have a character in my next book named after you, as well as chances to win autographed books in a monthly special drawing for Street Team members only and a drawing each release month for a $25 Amazon Gift Card with TWO WINNERS! You can read all the details, including how to sign up, here!

       Thanks, everyone, for your awesome response to my 2014 new release, DESPERATE HEARTS! I've had some wonderful book signings and gotten some great reviews on this one. DESPERATE HEARTS is 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 here, and find ordering information for all e-reader formats on my E-book List page)

       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!

Rosanne Bittner 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!

       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 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

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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