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Latest Blog Entry: “Finishing The Book”   divider graphic    Newsletter for Fall 2016   




JUST FOR FUN -- which is YOUR Favorite?

The 2015 reissue of OUTLAW HEARTSNEW for 2015: DO NOT FORSAKE ME, the epic sequel to OUTLAW HEARTSLOVE'S SWEET REVENGE, coming in September 2016!

     With LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE now available and VERY popular, we are anxious to see the cover for THE LAST OUTLAW! Meantime, which is your favorite? Mine is DO NOT FORSAKE ME - I guess because of the gorgeous color of Randy's dress. But I also love Jake's shoulders and arms in LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE and that look of possessiveness on OUTLAW HEARTS. You have to love this man, and you'll melt away in THE LAST OUTLAW!

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Window Cling for RT 2016, DO NOT FORSAKE MELOVE'S SWEET REVENGE banner from the Romantic Times Convention, 2016        LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE is now available, and I'm so excited that everybody is loving it! The book was given 4.5 Stars and named a September Top Pick by RT Book Reviews, and their review states in part: “Bittner writes powerful, beautiful, harsh and tender stories that take readers’ breaths away with their emotional depth.” And, I'm thrilled to share that Publishers Weekly has given a truly wonderful review -- even mentioning that there will be a fourth book to look forward to! (Read both reviews here!)

       Most of all, though, I am very very happy that my faithful readers are loving this book:

     "The Queen of the Western Historical takes you on the grandest ride yet of her career. LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE opens to Jake and Miranda (Randy) Harkner finally enjoying the peace they have so long sought for nearly 30 years -- or have they truly found that peace for a man that has lived Outlaw then lawman? He definitely has made enemies and when they attack all he holds dear he takes care of things the only way he knows how. Then when Jake's guns can't completely fix a wrong committed he must fix in a way he never has before, drawing for the first time on the goodness and inner strength his beloved wife, daughter and son has always told him is inside of him. Although he has never seen it himself, he has to finally believe it or forever lose all that is precious to him. Can Jake learn that Love is the Sweetest Revenge of all?" -- Glenda, 30 August 2016.

     "Powerful, emotional, and superbly written. Jake Harkner, outlaw turned lawman turned rancher, and his beautiful wife of 30 years, Randy, face the most challenging time of their lives. After living peacefully the last 4 years on their Colorado ranch in the foothills of the Rockies, The Harkner family must band together in spirit to save their family's patriarch. Jake has lived his whole life trying to keep his dark side in check from an incident that occurred when he was a young boy. Randy had been his saving grace, but can her love and the love of his children and grandchildren save the infamous Jake Harkner and his Colt 44's now? The most gripping book I've ever read and an explosive ending that will leave you speechless. Can Love truly be Jake's Sweet Revenge? If you loved OUTLAW HEARTS and DO NOT FORSAKE ME, you'll be mesmerized by LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE. As Lloyd told Jake, "Revenge can be sweet, and it doesn't always mean needing a gun." -- Tonya, 4 September 2016.

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       It's been a busy summer for me, and I can't believe fall has begun. Big news is, I have finished THE LAST OUTLAW, aka "Jake #4." VERY EXCITING opening to this story -- a bank robbery in Boulder, Colorado, and guess who's in town when it happens? Your hearts will break for Jake and the whole family. I can't believe what has happened to this incredible hero ... he's grown so much emotionally - but the "outlaw" in him once again surfaces in an event that will lead him back to his childhood for closure - and Randy fears he won't come back this time. It's all for a purpose, though: it leads to an amazing, uplifting, dramatic, beautiful ending to this series. I wanted the last book to be the BEST one, and I think I've done it! It's going to be a LONG WAIT for September 2017. And then -- a short Christmas story for 2017 - a Harkner Christmas. It's a very sweet little tear-jerker involving Jake's little granddaughter Sadie Mae and it's called A CHICK-A-DEE CHRISTMAS.

Rosanne and faithful reader Chet Cripe       I'm getting out more a bit, starting September off with lunch with one of my faithful long-time readers, Chester "Chet" Cripe. 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. Yes, men really DO enjoy reading my books -- and if you don't believe it, ask this Korean War Veteran!

       For you movie buffs: when you go to any Moore Theater in Niles, Coloma, South Haven, Plainwell and Battle Creek, MI, between mid-August and the end of November, look for my ad on the big screen! For a sneak peek (or if you live out of the area), click here! (For a longer video featuring the Outlaw Hearts Series, please click here!)

       More good news for local readers: my books are now available at Hardings Market in Coloma! You'll find all three books of the Outlaw Series, as well as an assortment of my older books. I am excited to have such a great outlet for my books right here in my own hometown!

       AND -- Sourcebooks has also asked to see my new Native American romance, EMBRACE THE WIND. However, publishers tend to move slowly, and I'd like to see that book published sooner than Sourcebooks may be able to schedule it, so it's possible I will offer it to a different publisher.

       In the meantime, my agent is 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. If I work with more than one publisher I can get more books out per year, so hang in there!

       Speaking of the Diversion Books reissues -- as you know, in January through April of 2016, thirteen more of my older titles were reissued from Diversion Books with new covers. The e-book versions came out first, and later in the year (I hope!), Diversion will release the new print-on-demand versions. (Diversion has already reissued many of my other older titles. You can read more about these books on my Diversion Books page!) All my stories involve real American history. I thought you might be interested in seeing the original publisher and publication date, as well as the theme involved in each title. If you click on the cover or on the title, you can read more about each book. It just struck me that many of these books, which are still in demand today, are older than some of my readers! (By the way, you can read my thoughts on the reissue of so many of my books in e-reader format in my new article, What Goes Around, Comes Around -- The Beauty of a Backlist.)

E-reader editions, 19 JANUARY 2016. Print editions coming later this year!

In the Shadow of the Mountains, reissued in Jan. 2016The Forever Tree, reissued in Jan. 2016Tame The Wild Wind, reissued in Jan. 2016

  1. IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOUNTAINS, Bantam Books, 7/91; Diversion Books, love story about the founding of Denver. Ordering Options

  2. THE FOREVER TREE, Bantam Books, 3/95; High-born Spanish woman and a logger from New England. Ordering Options

  3. TAME THE WILD WIND, Bantam Books, 10/96; Female owner of a stage station/ Native American. Ordering Options

E- reader editions, 3 February 2016. Print editions coming coming later this year!

Rapture's Gold, , reissued in Feb. 2016Tender Betrayal, reissued in Feb. 2016Heart's Surrender, reissued in Feb. 2016

  1. RAPTURE'S GOLD, Zebra Books, 9/86; Female gold miner/ guide. Ordering Options

  2. TENDER BETRAYAL, Bantam Books, 10/93; Civil War North/ South love story. Ordering Options

  3. HEART'S SURRENDER, Zebra Books, 2/88; Cherokee hero. Ordering Options

E- reader editions, 27 MARCH 2016. Print editions coming coming later this year!

Lawless LoveComanche SunsetCaress

  1. LAWLESS LOVE, Zebra Books, 11/85; Outlaw/ Nun. Ordering Options

  2. COMANCHE SUNSET, Zebra Books, 11/91; Comanche hero. Ordering Options

  3. CARESS, Zebra Books, 7/92; Kansas/Missouri border wars. Ordering Options

E- reader editions, 19 APRIL 2016. Print editions coming coming later this year!

Sweet Mountain MagicUnforgettableShamelessLove's Bounty

  1. SWEET MOUNTAIN MAGIC, Zebra Books, 3/90; Mountain Man/ pioneer woman. Ordering Options

  2. UNFORGETTABLE, Zebra Books, 1/94; Orphaned female/ soldier. Ordering Options

  3. SHAMELESS, Zebra Books, 2/93; Female Mexican horse thief/ American soldier. Ordering Options

  4. LOVE'S BOUNTY, Zebra Books, 3/2000; Bounty Hunter/ female who hires him. Ordering Options

Rosanne Bittner at the doors of the 2016 RT convention in Las Vegas.       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 rbamericanhistory@parrett.netfor 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!

       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).

       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 Guestbookpage!


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





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