Monday, August 18, 2014

Heroes with Hearts of Steal Blog Tour with Kym Roberts (#Giveaway)


Thank you so much for having me and my guys at Reading Between the Wines!  

I’ve been touring a few sites, introducing readers to my heroes and today I am happy to share a peek at Alapai (Al-a-pie) Lincoln from my book Dead On Arrival, A Malia Fern Mystery.  I decided to take my guys to dinner at the Hotel Del Coronado, on Coronado Island off the coast of San Diego, CA. And if you’ve been following my blog continuity, then you’ve met Walt from my book Handled By Officer and Makaio, Pai’s cousin. 

So you’d think this meeting would go smoothly right?  Wrong. Makaio and Walt are on the brink of throwing punches and Makaio and Pai haven’t spoken to each other in a year despite the fact that they’ve been best friends since they were in diapers.  

So join the fun, while I torture my guys … and maybe myself ;) Then leave a comment at the end and enter to win one of my many giveaways!

I was the only one who saw Makaio’s pain — a twitch in his jaw, and the diminishing of light in his eyes. The warm cocoa depths burned into a dark chocolate so black I could see my reflection almost as if I was staring into cold polished black onyx.

“I’m sorry. I had to invite him, but maybe you guys could work—” I tried to explain, but Makaio wasn’t falling for it.

“I have no doubt, my cousin will want to make me do more than kiss the pavement, isn’t that right, cuz?” Makaio slowly turned around, but the smile had disappeared from Pai’s face long before their eyes met.

I stood up, cognizant of the fact that I was the smallest person standing at our secluded table by about hundred pounds.  Walt followed my lead. He didn’t know what was going on, but he knew the bad blood between these two men was much more dangerous than what had transpired between he and Makaio from the moment the met. 

I’d say Pai’s gaze matched Makaio’s, but there was a difference, and not just in color. They both reflected pain and loss, but Pai’s beautiful blue eyes also held a hint of betrayal that cut him at the core. 

I’d made a mistake bringing these two together. Neither one had advance notice that we’d be sitting down to eat dinner together at the Hotel Del Coronado on Coronado Island. I’d thought flying them to the mainland away from family, friends and home would help ease the tension between them and create a bridge to lead them over the chasm that separated them.

I was wrong.

“Yes, you made a huge mistake, baby girl.” Pai looked away from the man who injured him and gave me his undivided attention. “Obviously, your plan will not work, so I suggest we break up this unhappy reunion, or whatever it is, before it goes any further.”

“I’m sorry Pai, but I need to speak to all of you. Tonight.” I explained.

“Well, it will have to be without me. If you’ll excuse me.” Pai refused to listen.

“Pai you can’t leave.” I pleaded.

“I’m sorry baby girl, I beg to differ.” Pai turned to leave but Walt wasn’t going to let it happen, despite the fact that Pai had height and brawn on the large cop standing next to me.

“She flew me all the way here from Kansas City for this meeting, and the two of you got a free ticket from the Hawaiian Islands, I think you owe it to her to at least hear what she has to say.” Leave it to Walt to have a sense of propriety.  He was my by-the-book-go-to-guy in all things.  Luckily he didn’t know I was going to mess with that side of his personality very soon.  Otherwise, he’d probably walk out the door with Pai and they’d go have a beer in the hotel bar together.

“That’s not cool, baby girl.”

I blushed. At my age, I shouldn’t but I gave Pai a special ability, and he was using it right now to read my mind. “There’s a reason behind the madness.”


Walt looked at Pai and then back at me, a look of total confusion wrinkling his brow, until Makaio filled him in. “Pai has the ability to read women’s thoughts, he’s been doing it with Kym since he walked in.” 

My boy-scout had fear in his sky-blue eyes for the first time—ever. “So…so you know what she’s planning?”

Don’t tell him Pai. It’s for his own good. Trust me.

“I’ve seen some of it. The rest, she’s hiding.” 

That was partially true, but I know Pai saw Kiley’s blond curls in Walt’s future. Everything else I was keeping closed in my mind behind three locked vault doors with the co… do?mbinations held behind another locked door.

I’ve had partner on the PD that knew exactly what I was thinking as we approached a crime scene or investigated a case. Have you ever been so in-tuned with someone you knew what they were going to say … or do? Do you believe it’s because of a special connection, or is it because s/he just thinks the same way you do? I’d love to hear your experiences and/or thoughts.

22517125Dead On Arrival 
(A Malia Fern Mystery #1)
by Kym Roberts 
ebook, 331 pages
Published July 2014 by Kym Roberts
Catch the Wave of a wild new paranormal mystery series that will leave you locked in the middle of the impact zone!

Bikinis and board shorts are all in a day’s work for surf instructor Malia Fern. Life is good on the island of Kaua’i, even if her social calendar is lacking and a big surf company is droppin’ in to steal her customers. When Malia stumbles upon the body of tourist who speaks to her from his sandy grave, life as she knows it disappears in the outgoing tide.
She didn’t expect to find herself investigating his death, she has no experience, nor any desire to work in the family business of law enforcement, but that’s exactly what she’s doing because the victim keeps asking for help and a group of mystical Menehune men need her protection. If she knew how to offer it, things would be a whole lot easier.
To make matters worse, her love life is out of control. Makaio Natua, the forbidden bad boy cop, is everything she wants. But his charming, security specialist cousin, Alapai Lincoln, is everything she needs. What could be worse than meeting the two of them at the same time? A curse designed to control her future.
With life turning wacky, Malia is determined to discover if the victim’s death was an accident, a dope deal gone bad, or something more sinister than she could possibly imagine, because this time her last big wipe out may leave her
Dead On Arrival.

22495645Handled By Officer 
(Women Behind the Badge #1)
by Kym Roberts 
ebook, 278 pages
Published July 2014 by Kym Roberts
Recruit officer Kiley Gibbons has walked in her twin sister’s shadow her entire life—born two minutes after, she’s five inches shorter with curls gone wild and the exact opposite of her outgoing, athletic sister. But that’s exactly why she’s the one woman who caught Walt Raynham’s eye, and she's the only one who threatens his future in the tactical unit.
Officer Raynham is everything Kiley needs to distract her from the daily grind at the police academy, too bad his drop dead gorgeous body is wearing the uniform of her boss. And when the academy is finally behind her, Kiley must find the strength to walk away from the man she shouldn’t touch.
But when her friend’s death leaves Kiley with two children to raise and a custody battle she just might lose, there’s only one man strong enough to step in and fill the role of her fiancé. Now Kiley’s not sure she wants to resist the temptation Walt causes, and he’s not so sure a family would be such a bad thing. Together, they discover love and an engagement of convenience could be an unstoppable force for happily ever-after ... until a killer has another idea that may cost them everything they didn’t want.

Kym Roberts Bio:
Three career paths resonated for Kym during her early childhood: a detective, an investigative reporter, and…a nun. Being a nun, however, dropped by the wayside when she became aware of boys—they were the spice of life she couldn’t deny. 
In high school her path was forged when she took her first job at a dry cleaners and met every cop in town, especially the lone female police officer in patrol. From that point on there was no stopping Kym’s pursuit of a career in law enforcement—even if she had to duct tape rolls of coins to her waist to meet the weight requirements to be hired. 
Kym followed her dream and became a detective that fulfilled her desire to be an investigative reporter, with one extra perk—a badge. Promoted to sergeant Kym spent the majority of her career in SVU. She retired from the job reluctantly when her husband drug her kicking and screaming to another state, but writing continued to call her name, at least in her head.

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