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A WARRIOR'S PROMISE cover     It's here! You can order A WARRIOR'S PROMISE (sequel to CAPTURE MY HEART) in either Kindle format or trade paperback, and begin reading it TODAY!!! (If you haven't yet read CAPTURE MY HEART, click here for more information!)

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     Claire Matthews is carrying the child of Cheyenne half-breed, Two Wolves, who promised in marriage to live his life in the white world under the name his white mother gave him – Peter James Matthews. Peter is educated and can conduct himself as white; however, Claire understands that deep in his heart, her husband is very Indian.

      In the prequel to this story (CAPTURE MY HEART), it was the “Indian” Two Wolves, a scout for the U. S. Army, who rescued Claire from a fate worse than death and who saved her life more than once in a flight from those who would harm them. Now, as a married couple running a supply business near Fort Collins, Colorado, a restless hatred from Colorado citizens and the Colorado Militia toward the Cheyenne threatens to tear Peter and Claire apart.

     Peter adores and respects Claire’s strength in standing up for the man she loves against those who would condemn her for loving an Indian. He has promised Claire always to be by her side and help her run their business … until the United States Army asks him to accept another scouting mission. Because he thinks it will help the Cheyenne, Peter agrees, but events that follow challenge his promises to Claire.

     When Peter comes across the aftermath of the horrible Sand Creek Massacre committed the by Colorado Militia and their leader, Colonel John Chivington, his Cheyenne blood rises to the surface, and he is once again Two Wolves, a warrior who wants revenge.

      Will Two Wolves’s rage be stronger than his love for Claire and their unborn child? Only true love can hold these two together against a land torn by the changes of a growing West. Power, passion, true history and romance all make this story another winner for “The Queen of Western Romance,” Rosanne Bittner.

     If you haven't yet read CAPTURE MY HEART, now is the time to do it!

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A WARRIOR'S PROMISE coverCAPTURE MY HEART       A WARRIOR'S PROMISE is here! My editor liked this book so much that she wondered if I will write a third book about Two Wolves and Claire. I am looking forward to hearing what you, my readers, think! Meanwhile, great reviews for CAPTURE MY HEART are still coming in. If you haven't read it yet, now is the time to do so!

       I can tell you that you are going to love A WARRIOR'S PROMISE, a touching story involving the infamous Sand Creek Massacre in southern Colorado. It took me a while to get "into" a hero other than my Jake, but I do love Two Wolves! We are working on some fun promotions, including perhaps a contest! Amazon will be doing a special one-month promo for the book, AND Elizabeth Burke will feature A WARRIOR'S PROMISE on her blog, "Get Lost in a Story," on 20 March! There is a LOT to look forward to, and I'll give you the details just as soon as I know myself!

       LOGAN'S LADY is finished! All I have done for two months is read and write and write and read and read and write. You're talking about 900 pages between LOGAN'S LADY and proofreading the conversion of A WARRIOR'S PROMISE. But I am in love with Logan! That's a basic requirement to writing a good book. If I don't fall in love with the hero, I have trouble with the story. This has been a fun book to work on, even though it contains a lot of danger and drama, as all my books do.

       The hero and heroine are so different that it makes for some great conflict and wonderful banter. Elizabeth Bennett, a high-born English woman, ends up kidnapped and stranded in the wilds of Wyoming, where she is rescued by a rough-and-tumble bounty hunter named Logan Best. These two are both strong-willed and opinionated and don’t get along at all at first. But eventually, the princess and the cowboy will realize they had better learn to overcome their differences because try as they might, they can’t ignore the feelings they begin to have for each other! It's going to be a long wait for its publication date in the spring of 2019!

       Meanwhile, I have some schedule changes for Amazon's reissue of some of my older books in trade paperback and ebook formats, with brand-new covers. The current schedule is: ARIZONA BRIDE and ARIZONA ECSTASY in June, MONTANA WOMAN in September and SONG OF THE WOLF in January 2019. SONG OF THE WOLF was one of my biggest sellers when first published, and many of my readers are looking forward to the reissue of that one!

        Also scheduled for 2019:  trade paperback and e-book reissues of EMBERS OF THE HEART (a sister story to MONTANA WOMAN), TEXAS EMBRACE and its sequel, TEXAS PASSIONS and LOVE ME TOMORROW. At some point over the next two or three years, most of my books will be back in print!  And don't fret - I will be working on more brand- new books, hopefuly including on a fifth "Outlaw" story, NEVER SAY GOOD-BYE, as time allows!

Outlaw Hearts Series       Meanwhile, my readers are loving THE LAST OUTLAW! Back when my Sourcebooks editor first read the manuscript, she told me, "This book is so strong! It was emotional and moving and epic - what a beautiful story!" I am excited that reviewers and, most importantly, my readers, agree with her!

       Publisher's Weekly says: "Bittner has achieved what few authors can: making her fourth installment just as fresh and alluring as the first while keeping the same protagonists at the center of the story." RT Book Reviews has named it a Top Pick, with 4 ½ stars: "The last book in the unforgettable Outlaw Hearts series is as powerful a story as readers could want. Bittner strives to gift fans with stories of strength, undying love, family ties and a portrait of the West that sears into their hearts." (You will enjoy reading the full reviews here!)

       And, most importantly, from my readers:

     "Very rarely does a writer come along that touches one's heart and soul as deeply as Rosanne Bittner.... The Last Outlaw is such an emotionally charged book that is almost impossible to put down. Will Jake and Randy finally finally get the peace they have so desperately wanted for over 30+ years? Can Jake finally make peace and have closure with his past that has forever haunted him? ... I don't believe I have ever read a book that touched me emotionally as The Last Outlaw did. ... I truly hated for this book to end. I didn't want to leave those beautiful mountains of the J&L Ranch." -- Glenda, 5 September 2017. (Read entire review here.)

     "The Outlaw Hearts saga continues with an intense guns a-blazing opening, as only Rosanne Bittner can deliver. The Last Outlaw is everything her readers expect from such an amazing family. Jake and his beloved Randy have seen it all, survived it all, and once again will be tested in the most traumatic ways.... Rosanne Bittner's The Last Outlaw is phenomenally written with a heart-felt, nail-biting, emotional conclusion. So saddle up and hang on tight, The Harkners will encompass your heart and feed your soul." -- Tonya, 5 September 2017. (Read entire review here.)

       It doesn't get any better than that for a writer! 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'm so happy to hear that you, my readers, are thoroughly enjoying the fourth book in the Harkner family saga -- through 37 years and 66 completed novels, YOU are the ones who have kept me going!

       And don't forget my "Jake" story in a Christmas anthology called CHRISTMAS IN A COWBOY'S ARMS (you'll see the cover for that below). My Harkner family Christmas story, A CHICK- A- DEE CHRISTMAS, shows a softer side of Jake, and will truly round out the series. A CHICK- A- DEE CHRISTMAS is 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.


     "Just when I was feeling the blues after reading The Last Outlaw and saying good-bye to the Harkers and especially Jake, here was an exciting and gritty, but heartwarming Harker family Christmas. The Harkers go Christmas shopping, find trouble, Jake brings home an angry, bitter stray man, and then they all pray for a Christmas miracle for little Sadie Mae. This was a lovely reunion with a cast of characters I love. The spotlight on Jake and his grandchildren was just precious." -- Sophia Rose

     "This is the first time I've come across the Harkner family but reading this has made me want to continue on and read the Outlaw series.... I really enjoyed this little read and I'm looking forward to reading Jake's story from the beginning." -- Deborah

     "This is a collection of six novellas by different authors all set in the West in the 1800’s during the Christmas season. Although not usually a fan of novellas, I thoroughly enjoyed these very engaging, positive stories and was amazed at how well the characters and story lines were developed in just a few chapters. Highly recommend!" -- Nancy

     "Rosanne Bittner's story is the wrap up I was wanting. It shows the softer side of Jake. The love he has for his family, especially his grandchildren. The sense that he could help a young man, that he saw as a person just like himself at that age, where you can go bad, or take another path and do good." -- Veda

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
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       Meanwhile, CAPTURE MY HEARTis a huge sucess in both the Kindle and trade paperback versions! I've gotten some wonderful reviews, and am delighted that you are all loving this book! (Click here for details about CAPTURE MY HEART.)

        I am currently working on several other ideas for new books. I also haven't forgotten about the contemporary Native American romance I want to write, and Diversion Books is still very interested in my idea for writing sequels to some of my older titles, somewhere 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!

Lawless LoveComanche SunsetUnforgettableTame The Wild Wind, reissued in Jan. 2016Heart's SurrenderHeart's Surrender

       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 (making a total of 21 reissues from them!). We have been patiently waiting for the print versions -- and two, COMANCHE SUNSETand LAWLESS LOVE, were released in trade paperback on 5 September (same day as THE LAST OUTLAW). TAME THE WILD WIND and UNFORGETTABLE came out in trade paperback on 10 October. Next up for the end of November (and just in time for holiday gift- giving): HEART'S SURRENDER and SWEET MOUNTAIN MAGIC!

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        Eventually, I want to have all of my backlist available for both new readers and long-time fans who have reread the original print versions so many times that the pages wore out! 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.

       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 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 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 Printsection 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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