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.
A COMPELLING STORY OF A YOUNG WOMAN WIDOWED by the war, orphaned by vicious raiders AND left alone in a harsh, unyielding frontier who found within herself a deep well of courage and feelings of desire she'd never known when HER path clashed WITH a hard-hearted, notorious gunslinger Hunted by lawmen and desperadoes, and haunted by his brutal past. Together they struggled to protect and endure their hard won love amid the perils of a lawless wilderness In a world of heart-stopping danger and burning desire to survive the shadows that continually stalked their happiness .
At seventeen, strong-willed Harmony Jones had made it to Cripple Creek all by herself. Now all she needed to reach her inherited claim was a guide--but the only one she could find was the devastating handsome Buck Hanner. His blue eyes seemed to rip away her clothes and gaze upon her untouched flesh; his powerful body promised to conquer any of her maidenly protests. The determined lovely didn't have enough cash to leave her remote mountain spot unmined a whole winter, and even though she knew she should never consider spending three weeks on the trail absolutely alone with such a man, Harmony had no choice but to put her fate in his hands ... A VIRILE COWBOY'S NEED After just one glance at Harmony's lustrous blonde hair and sparkling emerald eyes, Buck knew he had to possess the alluring woman one night soon. Then she hired him to take her to her isolated destination and he swore to make the most of his luck. He'd turn her precious innocence into the riches of sensual experience. He'd force the fortune hunting wench to yearn only for his embrace. The carefree drifter wasn't the one to give Harmony the mansion and money she dreamed of--but that wouldn't stop him from sating his desire and showing her the rewards of searching for ecstasy's treasure and discovering Rapture's Gold.
Though it was a hard road west to the Cheyenne nation, spirited Abigail Trent and courageous Lone Eagle had made it together. They knew as long as they had each other they could survive. She had chosen love over loyalty; she could never return to the people of her birth even if it meant warfare and death.
Abigail Monroe had been pierced by an arrow as a young girl and pierced even more deeply by the love of a half-breed Cheyenne brave named Lone Eagle. But now Abigail and Lone Eagle could lose everything--and each other. Trouble was coming across the Plains to challenge them and test heir love. Together they would fight to forge a dynasty in a harsh, unyielding wilderness and fulfill their daring dreams in Book #3 of the SAVAGE DESTINY series.Abigail Monroe had been pierced by an arrow as a young girl and pierced even more deeply by the love of a half-breed Cheyenne brave named Lone Eagle. But now Abigail and Lone Eagle could lose everything--and each other. Trouble was coming across the Plains to challenge them and test heir love. Together they would fight to forge a dynasty in a harsh, unyielding wilderness and fulfill their daring dreams in Book #3 of the SAVAGE DESTINY series.
A wildness raged in this half-Indian boy-and a heritage of courage. As white man and red battled for the untamed frontier, Blue Hawk would become a man torn between two worlds; destined for the forbidden desire of a beautiful woman-and a fight for freedom and love.
Orphaned at an early age when their parents were brutally killed, Emilio and Nina Juarez made a life for themselves by stealing and selling horses on the open market. Emilio permanently embraced the lawless lifestyle but Nina wanted nothing more than a permanent, peaceful law-abiding existence.
Courageous Red Wolf was ready to meet the Great Spirit when he saw a gorgeous white woman step up to his gallows in the moonlight. He thought he was dead already until he felt her golden hair tickle his arm and her full breasts press against his chest as she sliced away his ropes. Grateful for his life, he swore he'd teach her how the red man could love.
The year was 1845, and Abbie was riding west in her father's covered wagon when she first met rugged half-breed scout Zeke Monroe. Zeke, raised by his white father in Tennessee, wouldn't rest until he found his Cheyenne mother--and his destiny. Abbie was determined to ride by his side, joining two warring cultures with one heart.
Handsome, dark-haired cowboy half-breed Gabe Beaumont's choice between his mother's Sioux tribe and his father's white family cost him everything but after meeting Faith Kelley, who had run from strict, pious upbringing toward the freedom of the frontier, he changed worlds to claim the woman who was his destiny and to fight for her love against the shadows and the danger that lurked in his wild heart.
Beautiful, proud Audra Brennan felt like a stranger in a foreign land when she came north from Louisiana to study music the summer she was seventeen. But when she savored her first forbidden taste of desire in the arms of handsome lawyer Lee Jeffreys, his caresses sparked a flame within her that burned away the differences between rebel and Yankee and silenced all objections by the fierce beating of two hearts falling impetuously, impossibly in love. When cannon fire erupted, their newfound joy in each other was severely challenged. Lee answered the call to fight against the Confederacy, while Audra hurried home to a plantation shadowed by the darkening cloud of war. All through the Violent days and hellish nights, Lee never forgot the spirited beauty who'd c'aptured his heart and Audra endured heartache and loss that transform her from a pampered young belle into a woman of courage. She dreamed of a new life in an untamed land But could she surrender her rebel's heart to the only man who'd ever possess her soul?
Destined to an impoverished life in Scotland, Lilly sailed to America with a group of Mormon converts. From the ordered streets of an Illinois settlement to the lawless Rocky Mountains, she followed a tumultuous path searching for fulfillment and independence. When she first found passion in the arms of a handsome soldier . Nothing could make her doubt his promise to love her forever until he rode away without a trace. heartbreak could not keep Lilly from her dreams. Journeying westward, she linked her life, but not her heart, to others. Using her glorious voice, she eventually won fame and a fabulous business empire in a wild mining town where she lived her life with vision and courage--even when a deeply buried secret threatened to destroy everything she had, and the memory of the man she loved, hated, and could never forget haunted her.
Sunny Landers is utterly devoted to her father's dream-a transcontinental railroad that would run from Chicago to the Pacific. Journeying west on a wagon train, she discovers for herself the glories of the unsettled country. . . and the unsettling half-Cherokee, Colt Travis. He was like the land of his birth: handsome yet wild, imposing, and dangerous. Against an endless horizon, Colt opens her heart to a passion she never dreamed possible. But in a country torn apart by war and progress, can they ever find a way to stay together?
Orphaned at a tender age, sassy, street-wise Ally Mills fought her way to the dusty plains of Oklahoma. No one was going to keep her from her dreams of independence, not even tall, rugged Ethan Temple The Cheyenne half-breed who stirred feelings deep inside her, tempting Ally to surrender to his strong embrace. Was Ethan a man she could trust, willing to cherish her without taming her or trying to conquer her wild heart?
Ex-Confederate soldier Cole Parker doesn't know why, but he vows to protect the beautiful captive from the rest of the ruthless outlaws. The action never stops in this intensely emotional romance. The story is powerfully charged with thrilling escapades, colorful history, realism and romance as two memorable characters prove love can triumph over anything. "Don't say we must wait Until tomorrow. There may be no tomorrows There is only today."
To provide a better life for her young daughter, Clarissa Graham joins a wagon train headed west. But as the trail turns increasingly dangerous, Clarissa fears her decision could cost them their lives. Help comes in the unlikely form of a jaded ex-soldier--Dawson Clements--who knows nothing of grace, forgiveness or even love. Now Clarissa is about to face an even greater challenge. Can she convince Dawson to remain by her side for a journey that will last a lifetime?
With rough miners for shipmates, Elizabeth, a young, innocent and devout Christian, sets sail to search for her brother in Alaska, wild with the 1890s gold rush. When she falls overboard midjourney, she is rescued by a handsome bounty hunter, very unlike her minister brother. Together, this unlikely couple struggles to survive the rugged dangers of the beautiful Alaskan frontier. Unexpectedly, Clint comes to love her, and proposes. Elizabeth returns his love, but unless she can help Clint see that heaven is no abstraction in the sky, the grip of the past, could cost them a future together.
Letie MacBride knew that joining a wagon train heading west was her only chance to begin anew, far from the devastating memories of the night that had changed her forever. But though she might leave the past behind, she never believed she would escape the pain of innocence lost, nor feel stirrings of desire for any man until she met Luke Fontaine. Haunted by his own secrets, Luke could never blame Lettie for what had happened in the past. One glance at the pretty red-haired lass was enough to fill the handsome, hard driving pioneer with a savage hunger. This was the woman he wanted by his side as he fought to build an empire-- to tame a land that only the strong could take and only the courageous could keep. Against relentless snows, murderous desperadoes, and raiding Sioux, Luke and Lettie would stand together, bound by a passion that ran deep. But violence and tragedy would stalk them, and in this time of endless tears and brutal challenges, they would face a heartrending choice-to abandon a lawless land before it destroyed them, or to fight for their Wildest Dreams.