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JL Peridot

love letters to the future


JL Peridot writes love letters to the future on devices from the past. Her latest novelette, O, swear not by the moon, is a romantic sci-fi tale, featuring virtual realism and a neurally entangled love that crosses the boundary between worlds. You can find it in the Star Crossed anthology from Fedowar Press.

When not writing, JL nerds out over cryptic crosswords, calisthenics, and mechanical keyboards—all while dreaming of cyberpunk cityscapes and retrofuture romance. She also keeps a blog and emails her personal mailing list.


It Starts With A Kiss — re-launched

Cover of "It Starts With A Kiss" by JL Peridot

It Starts with a Kiss, originally published by Kyanite Publishing, is once again available through e-book retailers.

Celeste is a talented engineer who doesn’t realize her job’s going nowhere fast. She’s a little naïve. She’ll cut code and solder cables forever as long as Owen’s around. Owen, on the other hand, knows exactly how badly things suck—he just doesn’t care. Sure, his skills aren’t what they used to be, but they’re still better than what Halcyon Aries deserves.

Then it happens. The company’s toxic management team finally cross the line. As both techies race to upgrade the station and to free the team from their oppressive contracts, they come to learn that life—and love—can only ever be what you make it.

Strap in for a steamy office romance in space, because sometimes It Starts With a Kiss!


Alliance Worlds

Other Fiction

Short Works

Anthologies & Publications

Free Reads

A First For Everything ⇢


Heart in Mouth ⇢

Iteration Eleven ⇢
HyphenPunk Magazine

Love, Nostalgia & Lights in the Sky ⇢

Playing Trades ⇢

Spring Buds ⇢

The Boy and His Book ⇢

The Rhythm and The Drum

You and I ⇢

About JL

JL Peridot, sometimes credited as "J.L. Peridot", is a pronoun-flexible Southeast Asian nerd raised by tiger parents, sweet-smelling books, and a love-hate relationship with words. After her dad showed her how to use WordPerfect 4.2, she began a gruelling descent down the writing rabbit hole.

The first story she ever completed was a four-page police procedural handed in as a Year 10 English assignment. She gave up writing shortly after to study computer science. Then a little over a decade later, she cracked the shits with her tech career and now writes speculative, steamy and romantic stories about people finding themselves as they answer the call of love.

She currently resides in Boorloo (aka. Perth) on Whadjuk Noongar country.

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