Today I interview Rosanne Bittner. Welcome!
Hello to everyone at Book Gurl of Mur-Y-Castell! I appreciate being asked to visit your blog and hope you will visit mine at www.rosannebittner.blogspot.com.
1. Tell me about yourself.
I have been writing since 1979 and sold my first book in 1982. That book turned into a 7-book series called SAVAGE DESTINY. Now my 59th book, DESPERATE HEARTS (from Sourcebooks) is being published this month, and many of my backlist titles are now available again in print and as e-books. Just check my web site for a list of all my titles and a one-click option for ordering – or visit Amazon.com. I am a member of many historical societies, an officer in our local Coloma Lioness Club (a charity organization), Women Writing the West, Western Writers of America, Romance Writers of American and our local chapter of RWA. Next July Sourcebooks will publish DO NOT FORSAKE ME, a sequel to OUTLAW HEARTS and my 60th book. I love this story and I know you will, too. And OUTLAW HEARTS will be reissued in print and as an e-book one month before its sequel.
2. Tell us in a few words what Desperate Hearts is about?
DESPERATE HEARTS is the story of a Montana vigilante who falls in love with a young woman who arrives in the little gold town of Alder, Montana alone, and with no good explanation for why she’s there. It’s an action-packed western romance and a wonderful love story. You will love the read!
3. I am going to go silly now ;) If I met Mitch at a bar, how would he try to charm me?
If you met hero, Mitch Brady, at a bar, he would charm you with his very handsome smile and you would immediately sense that this man has a great respect for all women. And just looking at his beautiful physique would turn you to soft butter.
4. And how would Elizabeth turn someone down?
You asked how Elizabeth would turn someone down … well, she does turn Mitch down, several times, not because she’s not attracted to him, but because she’s afraid to trust him. For reasons you will learn, she doesn’t trust any man, and because she is secretly running from the law, she is doubly careful and wary around Mitch, who is a vigilante.
5. What makes these two so perfect for each other?
Mitch and Elizabeth are perfect for each other because each has experienced the loss of a mother in a tragic way – and each is virtually alone against the world.
6. What are you working on right now?
You asked what I am working on now: Well, I just finished and turned in DO NOT FORSAKE ME, so I’m sure that soon I’ll be working with my editor on edits for that book. In the meantime I am already busy on my next project, which will be my first contemporary romance. This book breaks a lot of rules when it comes to what genre to place it in because it involves so many different areas of interest, from religion to hot sex to an old-fashioned Indian romance, to suspense, to violence. It’s a love story beyond measure, but the characters are not ordinary, and the way they meet in the very first chapter is really exciting and tense. I have a fantastic title for the book but for now it’s a secret!
Thank you for taking time to read my post. I hope you will visit my web site at www.rosannebittner.com and find out about all my books and how you can order them from my site with one click. I hope you enjoy DESPERATE HEARTS and will watch for OUTLAW HEARTS and its sequel DO NOT FORSAKE ME next summer!
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Elizabeth Wainwright is on the run. Accused of a murder she didn’t commit, she has no choice but to cut ties with her old life and flee West. The last thing she wants is attention, but when her stagecoach is attacked, she suddenly finds herself under the fierce protection of one of Montana’s famed vigilantes…whether she likes it or not.
Lawman Mitch Brady is sworn to uphold justice. He’s never met a man he’s feared, and he’s never met a woman more desperately in need of his help. Something’s shaken the secretive Elizabeth, but as he gets to know the beautiful city belle, he finds the only thing he wants more than her safety…is her trust. Elizabeth longs to give herself to Mitch, but when her past finally catches up with her, can she truly trust her life to the vigilante who’s stolen her heart?
Rosanne Bittner is an award-winning novelist who 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 personal visits to each setting. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two sons. You can find her at www.rosannebittner.com.