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Rosanne Bittner

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BLAZE OF GLORYcoverA man haunted by his outlaw past.
The woman who loves him.
A tight-knit family he holds dear.
Old enemies out to kill him.

       Jake Harkner loves hard. He also fights hard, determined to protect the woman and the family of whom he has always felt unworthy, but they are the only light in his inner darkness. Now Jake lives in changing times. New laws tell him he can no longer deal his own kind of justice with the guns that made him infamous. Jake’s passion for the woman who understands him more than any human being on earth might be the only thing that keeps him alive.

Hot. Gritty. Old West Meets New West.
An unforgettable love story.

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Grampa, Grama, happy babyFireplace with Christmas decorations        HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my faithful readers! YOU ARE MY CHRISTMAS PRESENT! Just knowing you love my books is all I need to lead me into 2022 with an eager anticipation to start writing that “next” book! Believe me, that won’t be a problem. I NEVER run out of ideas! I only hope to live long enough to get all of them into my computer and then published!

       This Christmas was extra happy for me and my family because it was our great-grandson Bannon’s first one. I can’t believe he is already five months old! He is a happy, healthy little boy who smiles a lot and has loving parents. So far the whole family is healthy and has not been affected by the dreaded viruses lurking everywhere. Hubby and I have had both our vaccine shots and the booster, but we won’t be traveling this year. Things seem to be just a little too dangerous and unpredictable right now, but thank goodness we have so many pictures and memories from our many trips west over the past 40 years that we don’t always need to “be there” for the experience. And when I do research for my books, I can “see” most of the places I write about and “feel” myself there. The West is my first love, and we have been to just about every location I’ve used in my books, so I draw on that when I am writing.

       By now many of you have read BLAZE OF GLORY, and the remarks/reviews I am getting are wonderful. It really warms my heart to know that you are enjoying my story and that you support my writing. Next up is my first contemporary, DANCING BENEATH YOU, about a Lakota Sioux man and a young woman from New England (maybe Michigan – I haven’t decided yet), who really doesn’t know much about what life is like for an American Indian, especially one who is very active with Indian youth and works hard on projects to raise money for youth programs on the reservation.

BLAZE OF GLORYcover        These two both come with a LOT of personal baggage – and from two different cultures/worlds – so much so that those close to them advise them to stop their relationship before it goes too far. “It will never work,” they both are told. But we all know that means nothing to two people who just plain “connect,” and can’t keep their hands off of each other. Young love, or I should say “first” love, usually wins out over common sense, and in this case, the predictions that their relationship can’t work almost come true. It will take a lot of patience and understanding for these two to stay together. The story contains a little bit of everything – culture clash, intrigue, an assassination, drugs, sex (HOT!!!), religious undertones that affect the whole story, a dead wife the hero can’t forget, and an abusive ex-husband the heroine fears will come after her. Yes, lots of baggage that makes for a great story that I’m sure all of you will love.

     And that’s not all! I am also already working on notes and an outline for the next Outlaw Hearts book. I am not ready to leave this family. My Savage Destiny series was 7 books in the making, and now Outlaw Hearts is up to 5, so there will be at least one more, maybe two. I appreciate all of you so much. You are what keeps me going, so keep reading, and as long as the Good Lord allows my brain and fingers to work, I will keep writing!

        If you are new to my writing -- or even if you want to replace old favorites -- please see my Books in Print page for a complete list of all my books, with most recent covers, publication histories, and ordering links. 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 are worn out! If you prefer the convenience of e-books, check out my E-books List, where you will find ordering links for electronic versions of my books in several different e-book formats.

       Brand new Bittner titles are distributed through But locally in Southwest Lower Michigan -- my books are available at Hardings Market and Linda's Antiques in Coloma and Back On the Rack in Watervliet! You'll find my new books there, as well as an assortment of my older titles. I am excited to have such great outlets for my work right here in and near my own hometown. (Plus, Email me for a personalized autograph.) You can also check with your local library or book store and ask them to order any of my books you’d like to read.

Rosanne and faithful reader Chet Cripe       And if you want a print book personalized for yourself or before you “gift” it, just e-mail me privately at rosannebittner17@outlook.comfor 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'm hearing from more and more men who enjoy my books, like Chester "Chet" Cripe, a Korean War veteran who was one of my avid fans and a dear friend. Chet died in 2020, and I miss him very much. 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 were among his favorites because they 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!

       Many thanks for your continuing e-mails and notes. YOU keep me going back to the computer to write more books. Many of you tell me that reading my books got you through something physically or emotionally traumatic -- well, WRITING those books does the same thing for me! Keep reading, and I will keep writing!


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!

       "Your stories keep me up all night...I'm up in my seventies--and your books take me back in time--and I relive my life through your wonderful imagination! Thank you for being there for all of your readers." -- Zella Mae

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