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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!)

       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!

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"Bittner's sequel to CAPTURE MY HEART - the saga of Two Wolves and his wife, Claire - brings the scenery and time to life as our heroes are caught in the horrors of the American Indian Wars. Bittner's fans will discover another powerfully told story, brimming over with historical events and Native American culture that is as thought provoking and dramatic as it is romantic. The Queen of Western Romance doesn't disappoint with another heartfelt, compassionate and exciting story of a man torn between two lives and the woman who stands by him with a love that defies hatred and injustice." --Kathe Robin, Romantic Times

     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.

CAPTURE MY HEART      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.


     "To love a story you have to crawl into it and live along with the characters. This is what happens anytime I read one of Rosanne's books. What an amazing book." -- Kim, via

     "Once again the Queen of Western Romance Rosanne Bittner gives her readers a very vivid History lesson. Mrs Bittner has a gift pulling her readers into a book and one feels as if she/he are actually standing there with the characters experiencing the same emotions and feelings they are. . . . I dearly loved this continuation of Claire and Two Wolves' story. I would most certainly love to see a third book as Claire and Two Wolves go on and make a life in the changing West. Well done once again Rosanne Bittner A Warrior’s Promise was all I hoped and more!!!" -- Glenda Kinard

     "A WARRIOR'S PROMISE was an exceptional book detailing the horror and heartache that happened at Sand Creek and the months that followed. . . . . [This] sequel to CAPTURE MY HEARTt continues the story of Claire and Two Wolves, and their courage to live one way of life, while protecting another. A love story which will grab the readers heartstrings. . . which equally rivals her epic Savage Destiny Series." Tonya Lucas

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

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A view of my garden       Is it just me, or is summer flying past? Even though in some places, students are already going back to school, there is still time for deck reading, beach reading, front porch reading, vacation reading, and just plain catching up on your reading! What is your favorite summer place to relax with a good book? My garden is where I go to read, get away from my worries -- or think about my stories.

       Right now, I am working on the edits to LOGAN’S LADY, scheduled by Sourcebooks for a March 26, 2019 release. It is a dramatic but often humorous story about an uneducated, rough and tumble American bounty hunter (Logan Best), who ends up coming to the rescue of prim and proper, highly educated “Lady” Elizabeth Bennett from London, England. These two are as opposite as two could be, but an unexpected attraction between them grows into something neither can resist, while at the same time they track down ruthless men who have absconded with Lady Elizabeth’s money and personal valuables.

       My Sourcebook's editor's reaction to the manuscript was, "I worked on this with a junior editor, and we were both blown away. Your books are always such a joy to read, and this is no exception." Music to my ears! And, she said, the cover is "going to be a beautiful, epic mix of Paradise Valley and your other series. Emotion AND movement all in one." I've seen it, and can't wait to share it with you!!! However, my publisher says, "Wait." Believe it or not, LOGAN’S LADY is already available for pre-order from!

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PARADISE VALLEY cover       I have finished my next short story for a Christmas anthology, coming October 2019 from Sourcebooks. The anthology doesn't have a title yet, but my story is called CHRISTMAS IN PARADISE. It's about Sage and Maggie (Tucker) Lightfoot and the Paradise Valley ranch (from my book PARADISE VALLEY). That story ended with Maggie carrying a child whose father is unknown. The baby is the product of something that happened to Maggie in PARADISE VALLEY, and CHRISTMAS IN PARADISE will satisfy all those readers who want to know what happened with that baby. It has a beautiful “miracle” ending that is perfect for a Christmas story.

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       In progress right now: my first big contemporary story – a real Indian/White romance in true Bittner style that takes place in today’s time! I have lived with this story and its characters since the 80’s, believe it or not! It’s inspirational, culture clash (modern white vs. Native American culture), suspense, murder mystery, hot sex - in spite of religious facets -a hero and heroine who both come with a lot of “baggage” that could get in the way of their love for each other – a love neither of them wants but can’t fight. It even involves an opioid addiction, an abusive ex-husband, a dead ex-wife, the American Indian Movement, and embezzlement. There are also an Ecumenical preacher, the D.A.R, and problems on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, a heroine afraid to love again, and a hero who can’t let go of his dead wife – why and how she died. And throughout the story, although it’s contemporary, Native American mysticism and ancient culture give the story the feel of a story taking place in the 1800’s.

       Readers will fall in love with hero, Ben (Gray Wolf) Colter, a Lakota Sioux, and heroine, Carmen Grace, blond, blue eyes, from New England, and a Daughter of the American Revolution. These two are at far ends of the spectrum of life in looks and heritage, and both come with a bus load of personal baggage to deal with – an unlikely relationship that explodes into passion, intrigue, suspense, addiction and attempted assassination! This is my first contemporary, and I’m nervous about it, but I’ve wanted to write this story for 30 years. I’m keeping the title to myself for a little bit longer!

       And finally -- I've sold three more books (yet to be written) to Sourcebooks - all set against the Outlaw Trail! Each book will be a single title with new hero and heroine, but each story will touch on other characters I've written about who "visited" the Outlaw Trail, including Jake Harkner! I am going to have so much fun writing these books, and I guarantee, you are going to have as much fun reading them and anticipating which old friends you will be meeting up with again! I can't wait to get started!

       Speaking of new books, I could use your help for future projects. I am also considering writing sequels to some of my older books. Right now I am thinking about UNTIL TOMORROW and TAME THE WILD WIND. If I decide to write an eighth book in my SAVAGE DESTINY series, which character from that last book (EAGLE'S SONG) would you like me to write about? Email me your suggestions!

CAPTURE MY HEARTA WARRIOR'S PROMISE cover       Though I won't have any more brand-new books for you this year, after you have finished CAPTURE MY HEART and A WARRIOR'S PROMISE (described at the top of this page), you are in for another treat -- Amazon will be reissuing three of my most popular older titles this summer! Coming soon in trade paperback and ebook formats, with brand-new covers: MONTANA WOMAN (originally published in 1990), EMBERS OF THE HEART (also from 1990), and SONG OF THE WOLF (from 1992)! SONG OF THE WOLF was one of my biggest sellers when first published, and many of my readers are eagerly looking forward to the reissue of that one!

        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. 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. I'm sure you'll find enough new- to- you titles and old favorites to keep you reading until the next brand-new Bittner book comes out next spring!

       Meanwhile, my readers are loving THE LAST OUTLAW, the fourth book in my Outlaw Hearts series! 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!

       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! (Note: Please click on any of the covers below for more information about that book, or see my Outlaw Hearts Series page!)

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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

       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.

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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.

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       For all of my local readers here in SW Michigan -- my books are available at Hardings Market in Coloma and Back On the Rack in Watervliet! You'll find my new books, 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 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 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!

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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