Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Excerpt & Giveaway - Making Love by Aidan Wayne

Hey everyone, Aidan Wayne here! Wanted to welcome you to the blogtour for my latest release, Making Love. Throughout the week I will be sharing behind-the-scenes information about Making Love, and the inspiration behind it. Please feel free to participate in and comment on the tour. By doing so, you also get the chance to receive a $15 Riptide gift card! 

About Making Love: 

Carla the cupid is an excellent shot, but her chemistry is so bad that most of her matches don’t last. Her dream is to shoot a True Love pair, but until her scores improve, she’s relegated to the Puppy Love division of Aphrodite Agency. 

Leeta, a succubus, is looking for a True Love match. Which is highly unusual, as most succubi are aromantic. But Aphrodite Agency—her only hope—turns her away because the receptionist can’t believe she’s not just looking for an easy meal. 

Carla agrees to take Leeta’s case on freelance. She figures it’s a win-win: Carla gets to put a succubus’s True Love match on her résumé, and Leeta gets to find her True Love! Except as Carla tries to find a match for Leeta, she finds herself maybe . . . relieved when the matches don’t end well. And Leeta seems to be getting pickier and pickier. Things will never work out until Carla learns enough about chemistry to figure out who’s truly best for Leeta, and until Leeta can admit what—or who—she truly wants. 

Now available from: Riptide and Amazon 


Chapter One

Carla hopped out of the elevator, black curls bouncing, as she pulled open the door to the central office. She practically skipped up to the front desk.
“Morning, Tristan!”
Tristan looked up from his computer to grin at her. “Morning, sweetheart. Ready for your quarterly review?”
Carla blushed. “Don’t jinx me! I’m not a Sweetheart yet. But I’ve got a good feeling this time! At last check-in, one of the couples I hit made it to the two month mark, so . . .”
“Two, huh?” Tristan nodded encouragingly. “That’s—that’s good. I mean, two, hey, that’s great. That’s practically years, in high school time.”
“I really like the Puppy Love division,” Carla babbled on, trying to cover the flip-flops she’d felt at Tristan’s response, “but I’ve been in it for so long. I’ve been dreaming of being a Sweetheart cupid for ages. It’s so much more romantic, and it’s better when you’re working with older targets, and that’s just one step behind True Love, and there’s so much overlap anyway—”
“Breathe, Carla.”
Carla obligingly closed her mouth, taking a deep breath through her nose. Her wings fluttered anxiously.
“You’ll be fine,” Tristan said, with a warm smile. “You’re a hard worker, and you love what you do. That counts for a lot here.”
“Yeah . . .”
Tristan glanced back down at his computer. “Looks like Angel’s ready for you. Remember, think cupid: caring confidence—”
“—because we’re confident we care,” Carla finished. She gave Tristan a thumbs-up. “Wish me luck!”
Tristan matched her, then nodded his head toward Angel’s office. Carla skipped to it, trying to make herself feel as positive as she could, and went inside.
“Good morning, Carla,” Angel said. The head of Aphrodite Agency waved her to a chair. “Please take a seat.”
Carla hurried forward and sat in the low-backed chair, her quiver just brushing the top of it. “Morning, Angel! I’m here for my quarterly review.” And possible promotion. Please, please, please, possible promotion!

About Aidan Wayne: 

Aidan Wayne is a big believer in character-driven stories with happy endings. This is not to say that stories can’t contain a little (or a lot) of grief, just that at the end of it all expect there to be bandages and hugs. They particularly like to write about minority characters because damn it, they deserve happy endings too. 

When not writing, Aidan enjoys practicing aerial, martial arts, and ASL, and watching reality cooking shows. They are probably in the middle of twelve projects as you read this. 


To celebrate the release of Making Love, one lucky winner will receive a $15 Riptide credit!
Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest.
Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on February 4, 2017.
Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.
Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. Thank you for the excerpt! Good luck with the release!
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  2. Congratulations Aidan on your book

  3. This is where it all started. Feels like your first job interview---the rush, the nerves, the excitement. *chuckles* Only that your interviewer is a calming presence not a freakin' mean bastard. Oops.

    Thanks for coming by to Book Lover Sue, Miss Wayne! <3


  4. Loving the excerpts!


  5. Congratulations on the release of “Making Love”