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Rosanne Bittner

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November: Countdown to BLAZE OF GLORY!



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

BLAZE OF GLORYcover       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.

Join us on my Heart of the West Street Team for our huge Release Day party! There will be trivia, book chat, and some really great prizes, including mugs, tote bags, T-shirts, pens, Amazon gift cards, mouse pads, 5 x 7 notebooks, framed artwork from BLAZE OF GLORY and other Outlaw Hearts Series books, and, of course, autographed copies of BLAZE! If you're not already a member, now's the time to join! See you at the party!

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Rosanne with baby Bannon       Can Thanksgiving really be just around the corner? And after that, Christmas comes so fast! Seems like I just started watching leaves turn and put out Halloween decorations only a few days ago, but now the trees are already bare. I’ve raked and blown and mulched leaves until winter suddenly plowed into Michigan with high winds and tons of rain, sleet and snow the last few days. I’ve thrown all my sandals into the shoe closet and have taken out the boots. I put away the mower and rakes and took out the snow shovels. I put away the summer pajamas and got out the flannels – and I put my heating blanket back on the bed for the winter..

       One thing I can do all winter while staying in those pajamas is sit at the computer and WRITE. And this winter I get to celebrate the publication of my newest book, BLAZE OF GLORY, a shoot-‘em-up, wild west romance that is 550 pages and 153,000 words long! And the hero is the man I’ve loved for over 30 years now – outlaw turned lawman turned rancher, Jake Harkner. Jake and his family are close to my heart, and I know my readers are going to love this story!

        Hang on to your hats, folks! Jake is going to ride into your life, and into your hearts November 23d, when Amazon releases the book for Kindle and soon after releases it in print. Jake is the ultimate “bad man with a good heart,” and you can’t help but love the guy, even when he’s in his “bad” mode. That’s then the story gets most exciting! Best of all, BLAZE OF GLORY continues the deep, abiding love story between Jake and his beloved Miranda. (Have I mentioned that the wonderful cover, which perfectly captures the kind of man Jake is, was designed by fan/friend Amy Anderson, of Georgia Peach Book Creatives? She loves Jake as much as I do!)

       Now that the book is done, I can relax for the holidays and spend some time with the newest addition to our family, Bannon Bittner just 4 months old and cute as a button! And not long after Christmas – yes – I’ll start another book – my first contemporary story!

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   Cover,BLAZE OF GLORY

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       In light of all of the rapid changes we are seeing right now in our our world, I want to assure you that the “Bittner” voice and style will NOT change. I will always write about other cultures with truth and honor based on deep research, showing inclusiveness and diversity. Most of all, I will always aim for a great, lasting love story that will live in your minds and hearts for many weeks, months, even years after you have finished a Rosanne Bittner book!

        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 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'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

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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Series:  Outlaw Hearts  divider graphic  Savage Destiny  divider graphic  High Lonesome  divider graphic  Blue Hawk   divider graphic  Mystic Indian  divider graphic   Westward America  divider graphic  Inspirationals

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