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Looks Like March Is Coming In Like A Lion!


Our last Hot preview of OUTLAW HEARTS for a cold winter day!

The 2015 reissue of OUTLAW HEARTS     Jake turned away, a feeling of numbness moving through his entire body. Suddenly there were no birds singing. Suddenly the beauty around him existed no more. He didn' t want it to exist, for then he would have to face the fact that soon this freedom, the enjoyment of these simple things, all the love he had found these past years with his work and his family, all of it was going to be taken from him. … Lloyd! His son was going to discover the awful truth now! In the blink of an eye all their lives would be changed. As usual, his wise, patient, devoted wife had been right, and oh, how it would hurt Lloyd and Evie!

     "You've got time to light out of here, Jake," Jess told him. "You know I'll look after the family till you can send for them again."

     A quick gust of wind swept down from the mountains and blew Jake's hat off. He breathed deeply of the sweet smell of pine and mountain wildflowers. "No," he answered, running a hand through his still-thick hair. Its near-black color now showed streaks of gray at the temples. "No more running. It wouldn't do any good this time."

     The two men just looked at each other for several long silent seconds. There was no more running this time. Jake could be facing a firing squad or a noose before it was all over. Jess could see the man fighting tears as he put out his hand. "You've been a good friend, Jess. I'm trusting you to keep my family safe, help them however they need it."

     Jess grasped his hand and nodded, clearing his throat to find his voice. "This ain't your fault, Jake, when you think about it. It's your pa's fault. If not for him, none of the other would have happened."

     Jake released his grip and walked to Jess's horse, feeling as though someone had set a boulder on his chest. "Trouble is, Jess, Lloyd's going to say the same thing. This is going to change his life, and he's going to say it's all my fault." He mounted up. "And he'll be right.

. . . .

     Miranda lowered the rifle. "Good afternoon, Lieutenant." She set the gun aside. "What brings you way out here?"

     Gentry looked around warily. "Your husband about?"

     "No." Jake! He was here for Jake! Why? After all these years, why had God let this happen!



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The 2015 reissue of OUTLAW HEARTSNEW for 2015: DO NOT FORSAKE ME, the epic sequel to OUTLAW HEARTS       I can't believe that the first of March is here already! We have returned to snowy Michigan from warm, sunny Las Vegas -- but it won't be long until spring returns. Meanwhile, if you're interested, I have added several photos (and an entire new page, February in Vegas) to my Las Vegas Photo Album so that you can enjoy some of that desert sun second- hand.

       Only three months until OUTLAW HEARTS is re-released, and four until DO NOT FORSAKE ME comes out. Wow, I'm getting excited about it myself! I'm planning some wonderful promotional events for these two books, which I absolutely loved writing. I'm also starting a "street team" fan club - Keep an eye open for lots to come as the book gets closer! Hope all of you will sign up for my street team once we get things set up! (Read more about OUTLAW HEARTS and DO NOT FORSAKE ME here!)

       Both new books are available now for pre-order, in both 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 HEARTS and 7 July 2015 for DO NOT FORSAKE ME.

       When a new publisher reissues an old book, it has to be proofread for errors, so that's what I'm doing right now - proofing the final print copy of OUTLAW HEARTS. Lord, I'm loving reading this story all over again! Must be at least the 10th time I've had to read this book, and I never get tired of it. It's like new all over again and I'm so in love with Jake. Won't be long before I also have to proofread DO NOT FORSAKE ME, and I'll love every minute of it. Behind all that meanness lies one hell of a man and Miranda sees right through him. I am looking forward to starting the third book about this man and his family, which I am calling LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE!

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       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)

Brand new cover for DESPERATE HEARTS!All three BRIDE books are now available in one e-reader edition!       It's not to late to treat yourself to the "Bundled" package of the three Bride series books! Nothing like whiling away a snow day by curling up with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book. THE BRIDE SERIES omnibus edition contains three: TENNESSEE BRIDE, TEXAS BRIDE and OREGON BRIDE -- in one download! It's available in all e-book formats, and you can find the ordering links on my E-Book List page. (Please note: NOT available in print versions -- ebook formats only!)

       Of course, TENNESSEE BRIDE, TEXAS BRIDE, OREGON BRIDE -- are also available individually, as are FULL CIRCLE, and UNTIL TOMORROW, in all e-reader formats, in print- on- demand paperback versions for those who prefer a real printed book -- AND as audiobooks! 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.

       In a matter of months, all 7 of my SAVAGE DESTINY books will be back in print- on- demand!! I can't wait! 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!

       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 signing books at Purely Michigan in St. Joseph, MI, September 2014 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 meif 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!

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