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Rosanne Bittner

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Hello to all my precious fans!



My first contemporary romance novel, DANCING BENEATH YOU!

Book cover showing mountains, prairie, woman running, and wolf.

       Watch my Heart of the West Street Team Facebook page for a chance to win autographed copies and other great prizes!   I am giving everyone time to read the book, then, around September 25th, I'll ask you to post your comments about it on the Street Team page and your name will go into a drawing for Amazon gift cards, free autographed copies of DANCING BENEATH YOU and other prizes!! Rumor has it that my adorable great-grandson may be choosing the winners!

     Finally divorced from a violently abusive man, Carmen Wolfe is ready to enjoy life again, but not ready to love again. During a performance of Native American song and dance she attends at a new casino near her Michigan hometown, a live wolf named Caesar, who is part of the act, disobeys its trainer and sits down beside Carmen’s aisle seat and refuses to budge. He glares at Carmen with wild, yellow eyes, leaving her terrified and afraid to move.

     Worried about the dangerous situation, lead dancer Benjamin Red Wolf Colter, a lawyer for the Lakota (Oglala Sioux), leaves the stage to calm the tense moment. He urges Caesar back to his cage and apologizes to Carmen, but once he returns to South Dakota, Ben cannot stop thinking about the beautiful woman he met in Michigan. Heartbroken over his wife and unborn son, who were killed in an assassination attempt on his life, Ben believes that the incident with Caesar means the wolf spirit has chosen Carmen as the woman who can put an end to his grief and teach him to love again.

Carmen, too, cannot ignore the sizzling attraction she and Ben shared in that first fateful meeting. She stays in touch, and soon a deeper relationship leads her to South Dakota. Can these two overcome past tragedies? Can Carmen learn to trust again? And can she live with the fact that someone still wants Ben Colter dead?

The haunting lure of the South Dakota Badlands holds all the answers.

"DANCING BENEATH YOU is a novel that will capture your senses, tug at your heartstrings, and keep you on edge from beginning to end with its addictive pacing, beautiful atmospheric portrayal, and the edgy thrills that keep you yearning for more…A GEM OF A ROMANCE!" -- Renee, Addicted to Romance (Read entire review here.)

"Addicted to Romance" also did a wonderful interview with me, along with more details on Renee's opinion about DANCING BENEATH YOU. You can read it here -- I know you'll enjoy it!

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Smiling baby on his daddy's shoulders       Oh my gosh, here it is September already! Seems like we waited so long for spring, which now seems like only a couple of weeks ago. Now, the 2022 - 2023 school year has begun and some folks are beginning to think Pumpkins! Father Time is supposed to be old, but he sure moves fast! I’ve been enjoying my garden, and I wish we could find a way to make summer last longer. Winter seems to take forever and then bam! Summer has been here and gone.

       Speaking of time flying past -- here is a recent photo of my little great-grandson, who will be one year old soon and is standing alone and taking 5-6 steps at a time! He loves riding on his daddy’s shoulders!

       As most of you know, I’ve also been hard at work on my new contemporary romance. The cover is above -- isn't it breath-taking? If all goes as planned, DANCING BENEATH YOU will be released on 10 September, and I can’t wait to hear what all of you think about it! I love it, and so did my beta readers, who already want me to write a sequel about the hot, hot couple in my story. Their love story is exciting, full of fire and unexpected encounters with danger, and very, VERY, VERY romantic! The hero will knock your socks off! He is full-blood Lakota, a top-notch attorney, drop-dead gorgeous, and very “into” his Native American culture and spirituality.

       The title, DANCING BENEATH YOU, refers to something the hero (full-blood Lakota) says during a performance of Native American song and dance at a casino in Michigan. “Under your farms, your sidewalks, your cities, your factories …” (etc. – I won’t list it word for word) “ …our ancestors are dancing beneath you … Cheyenne, Apache, Delaware, Cherokee, Lakota, Oglala, Cree, Mohawk …” He lists several more tribes, ancestors who will one day rise to dance again. “Some day we will dance on your graves.”

BLAZE OF GLORYcover       By now most of you have read -- and many of you have reread -- 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.

       Speaking of Jake, I am already mulling over a plot for a seventh “Jake” book. I haven’t given it a title yet, but if I stick to the plot I have in mind, the story will open with a real shocker for Jake and his family, and for all you Jake fans. Jake just can’t get away from his past, or from those famous guns! I think this is such a great idea that I can’t wait to get started!

       In fact, I am making notes for that one, as well as a new western historical. The ideas never end! I also want to re-write a World War II story I wrote but have never published. 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 mefor 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

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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