Thursday, July 5, 2012

GUEST LAUNCH PARTY + GIVEAWAY: Thunder on the Plains by Rosanne Bittner

Please give a warm welcome to Casablanca Classic Author Rosanne Bittner, whose book Thunder on the Plains is now back in print!

What better way to celebrate America’s independence and freedom than by celebrating her past?  American history is my first love, especially America’s Old West and the amazing pace at which the plains and prairies and mountains were settled.  From this country’s original settlers through the hardships and incredible challenges of settling the American West, our forefathers showed honor, courage and fortitude.   I love to write about it all - the French and Indian Wars, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Spanish-American War, the opening of the Louisiana Purchase, years of war and misunderstandings with our Native Americans, the Civil War, the discovery of gold, the Pony Express, the years of stagecoach and riverboat travel, the building of the trans-continental railroad – our history provides a wealth of ideas for romantic adventure and memorable characters! 

Now in July of 2012 I celebrate the reissue of another of my previously published 57 titles – THUNDER ON THE PLAINS – an exciting and oh, so romantic love story set against the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, and how that particular true historical event brings together two characters from very different worlds in a captivating story set against real history! can provide you with the book – and you can win free copies as well as the grand prize of a Kindle Touch by going to my virtual 4th of July party at   Come join the fun – and learn about America’s grand history in a fun, romantic, captivating way by reading books by Rosanne Bittner!

To enter to win one of two copies of Thunder on the Plains, tell us in the comments how you celebrated the 4th of July? Please leave an email address so we can contact you (US and Canada mailing addresses only). A big thanks to Rosanne for joining us today, and good luck to everyone who enters the giveaway!


In a land of opportunity…
Sunny Landers wanted a big life—as big and free as the untamed land that stretched before her. Land she would help her father conquer to achieve his dream of a transcontinental railroad. She wouldn’t let a cold, creaky wagon, murderous bandits, or stampeding buffalo stand in her way. She wanted it all—including Colt Travis.

All the odds were against them…
Like the land of his birth, half-Cherokee Colt Travis was wild, hard, and dangerous. He was a drifter, a wilderness scout with no land and no prospects hired by the Landers family to guide their wagon train. He knew Sunny was out of his league and her father would never approve, but beneath the endless starlit sky, anything seemed possible…

Award-winning novelist Rosanne Bitter 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 and her husband live in Coloma, Michigan, and have two grown sons and three grandsons. Visit Rosanne at


  1. We celebrated with a big red-white-and-blue dessert! Strawberries, blueberries and whip cream, yum!
    Liene @LLucane at yahoo dot com

  2. I celebrated by reading TWO historical romances, and NOT doing housework. Lovely to see this classic back in print. To me, the cowboy is the quintessential American hero. He'll never go out of fashion.

  3. I worked at the library half the day, then wrote 4,000 words on Jaguar Fever and finished A SEAL Wolf Christmas! It might not sound like fun, but when I can get something done on my writing, I'm excited!

  4. I didn't exactly celebrate. Too hot and dry here for fireworks, and I didn't even fire up the griill. Just worked on a rewrite of an early manuscript. But it was a good day!

  5. We, too, had a quiet 4th. It is too hot for much activity. We said a prayer for all the servicemen and women who give of their time and even lives for our freedom ( some even have been or are now family members). We also visited with grandchildren who stopped in on their way to a cook-out, but we'd rather stay in AC!

  6. How exciting to see your book back in print! I don't even have to tell you how much I love cowboys!
    We celebrated QUIETLY like we do all 4th of July holidays. The night before we had kids over for supper and sparklers but that was the extent of our celebrations. I don't take chances on history repeating itself. The first year Husband and I were together he had a swimming accident and almost broke his neck...the second year he met his MIL for the first time. He's very cautious about this particular holiday now...LOL!

  7. Congratulations on your reissue~! It sounds too good to let it fade away.

    Yesterday was a laid back, stay inside out of the rain kind of day. We read, Mr.Amazing did some projects, and I did some organizing in my kitchen. New quartz countertops inspired me!

    Sometimes having no plans is the best plan of all.

  8. I celebrated by taking my daughter to a parade, carnival, swimming, fireworks...maybe I didn't celebrate.

  9. Normally I cook for the 4th of July but both my daughters had to work so my husband surprised me and we went out for an early dinner and a movies. Congrats on your reissue!!

  10. Congrats on the reissue! I am a huge fan of cowboys and totally agree with Grace...they are the quintessential American hero!

  11. I'm sorry - I forgot my email - catslady5(at) - just in case lol. Count this as just one entry.

  12. The American Old West is a wonderful setting and I agree, the men and women had a lot of bravery and loyalty to the land.

    I spent the day with my family. It was finally Sunny and the beginning of many days of sunshine. Hello Summer!


  13. Congratulations on the book! We had a BBQ.


  14. Congratulations on the big release! I love westerns.

    I had a fun 4th. I made BBQ pork ribs and macaroni and cheese. I was in a food coma for the rest of the day.

    geishasmom73 at yahoo dot com

  15. Hello! Thanks to everyone who commented. Here are our winners:

    Anonymous (Lien)

    I'll be in contact shortly.