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OutLaw Hearts - CoverOutlaw Hearts
by Rosanne Bittner
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Genre: Historical Western Romance
Release June 2, 2015
Published by: Sourcebooks
Length: 576 Pages

Fall in love with the epic, sweeping romance of Bittner’s beloved Outlaw Hearts, called by New York Times bestseller, Heather Graham, “a wonderful, absorbing read, with characters to capture the heart and the imagination.”

United by chance, bound by fate, consumed by passion.

Miranda Hayes has lost everything-her family, her husband, her home. Orphaned and then widowed, desperate to find a safe haven, she sets out to cross a savage land alone…until chance brings her face-to-face with notorious gunslinger Jake Harkner.

Hunted by the law and haunted by a brutal past, Jake has spent a lifetime fighting for everything he has. He’s never known a moment’s kindness…until fate brings him to the one woman willing to reach past his harsh exterior to the man inside. He would die for her. He would kill for her. He will do whatever it takes to keep her his.

Spanning the dazzling West with its blazing deserts and booming gold towns, Jake and Miranda must struggle to endure every hardship that threatens to tear them apart. But the love of an outlaw comes with a price…and even their passion may not burn bright enough to conquer the coming darkness.

Outlaw Hearts – Excerpt

He closed his eyes and stretched out beside her, kissing her hair.  “I’m no good, Randy.  There’s no future with a man like me.”

She ran a hand inside his shirt and leaned closer to kiss his chest.  “We don’t know that, yet.  And you are good, Jake.”

He wrapped his fingers into her hair and rolled on top of her.  “If I was really good, I would never have let things go this far with you.  You mean too much to me, and if you stay with me you’re going to suffer, Randy.  You’ll always be running, always wondering when someone might find out who I am and come gunning for me.  Life is hell with me, believe me –“

She touched his lips again.  “Tell me you can take me to Nevada now and just leave me there and ride off without me.  Can you do that, Jake?”  His only reply was to meet her mouth in a savage kiss.

Do Not Forsake Me - CoverDo Not Forsake Me
by Rosanne Bittner
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Genre: Historical Western Romance
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Published by: Sourcebooks
Length: 480 Pages

“Veteran romance author Bittner revisits the characters of Outlaw Hearts as a much older couple in this captivating romance…a refreshing view of enduring love that survives the dangers of the Old West.” – Publishers Weekly

“More than two decades in the making, Bittner’s sequel to Outlaw Hearts is an emotional powerhouse! The strong flavor of the Wild West combines with a beautiful love story, creating a true saga of the era. This epic tale of an outlaw lawman and the woman who tamed him has everything Bittner fans expect and more. This classic historical western is destined for the “keeper” shelf. 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick!” – RT Book Reviews

Fate brought them together. His past may tear them apart.

Miranda Hayes’ life was changed the day she faced down infamous gunslinger Jake Harkner…and walked away with his heart. Their fates have been intertwined ever since. Hunted by the law, fleeing across a savage land, their desperate love flourished despite countless sorrows. Now, twenty-six years later, their family has finally found some measure of peace…balanced on the knife’s edge of danger.

Jake has spent his years as a U.S. Marshal atoning for sins, bringing law to the land he once terrorized. But no matter how hard he fights the demons of his brutal past, the old darkness still threatens to consume him. Only Miranda keeps the shadows at bay. But when outlaws looking for revenge strike a fatal blow, Jake risks losing the one woman who saw past his hard exterior and to the man inside.

He always knew there’d be the devil to pay. He just never realized he might not be the one to bear the ultimate price.

Do Not Forsake Me – Excerpt

Randy’s stomach fell a little watching him strap on the guns. She never quite got over the dread of what each new day could bring. … He tied the holsters to his thighs … and pulled on his leather vest, his badge already pinned to it.

Randy sighed.  “I can already see a dark mood setting in, Jake.”

“And I don’t like having to look at Marty Bryant. I want to kill him and I can’t.  Maybe I’ll get lucky and he’ll give me an excuse.”  He opened the bedroom door and started out.

“Jake, don’t you want breakfast?”

“No. I’ll just grab a hunk of bread on the way out and get a cup of coffee down at the jail.”

“Wait,.”  Randy walked closer and stood on her tiptoes to kiss him.  “I’m telling you, I don’t have a good feeling about this.  Lloyd would understand if you want to get him.”

“No.  I’ll be all right on my own.  And Sparky will be at the jail.”

Their gazes held.

“Jake, don’t lie to me.”

He turned away.  “Just stay in the house today, will you? … That means even if you hear shooting.   Don’t you dare go running out into the street, you hear me?  If you’re needed, someone will come and get you.”

“Jake -“

“Promise me!”

She felt the tears wanting to come.  “I promise.”  She watched him leave, then closed her eyes and turned away, praying the same prayer she prayed every single morning.  “God, be with him.”

 

Rosanne and her Outlaw Hearts Series is featured in the July 2015 Issue of the
RT Book Reviews Magazine!
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About Rosanne Bittner

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Aptly title THE QUEEN OF WESTERN ROMANCE at the 2015 RT Convention, USA Today bestseller and award-winning novelist Rosanne Bittner is highly acclaimed for her thrilling love stories and historical authenticity. Her epic romances span the West—from Canada to Mexico, Missouri to California—and are often based on Rosanne’s personal visits to each setting.

Rosanne’s stories are deep love stories, often family sagas told as a series. It is the hero and heroine’s love that holds them together through the trials and tribulations of settling America’s western frontiers. Rosanne absolutely love the Rockies, the Tetons, the Sierras, and the wide-open plains, prairies and desert land west of the Mississippi. In her books, she strives to tell the truth about the settling of the West and how it affected our American Indians, as well as the gritty depth of what our brave pioneers suffered in their search for free land and a better life.

Rosanne lives with her husband and two sons in Michigan and is a member of the Nebraska and Oklahoma Historical Societies, her local southwest Michigan historical society, Women Writing the WestMid-Michigan Romance Writers of America, the national RWANational Rifle Association and a local charity group called the Coloma Lioness Club.

The Giveaway

Grand Prize – One (1) Set of Autographed 11.7 x 16.5 Framed Prints and
One (1) $50 Amazon Gift Card
Two (2) Sets of Autographed 8.5 x 11 Framed Prints and
Two (2) $25 Amazon Gift Cards
3 Signed Copies (US Only) – Outlaw Hearts and Do Not Forsake Me
3 e-Book (International) – Outlaw Hearts and Do Not Forsake Me

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  • MJ Schiller

    Enjoyed your excerpts, Rosanne, and I like that you followed this couple through the years to see how their relationship grows. Best wishes for both books!

  • Shannon Romein

    I love the art, so beautiful

  • Kim Cornwell

    Rosannes books are awesome and you won’t be disappointed! She’s my favorite historical romance author!

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