Handbags, Books...Whatever

Handbags, Books...Whatever (http://www.vickibatman.blogspot.com) is the website of Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction. Handbag lover. Avid Jazzerciser. Mahjong player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Blog: Handbag and Book - author J L Peridot #myfavoriteaccessory #newbook #MFRWauthor


Thank you so much for having me, Vicki! Now, I gotta ask you… Am I a nerd for using this?


When a friend showed me his PacSafe backpack, I knew I had to have one. Just this single purchase from a hiking shop put to rest all the little things I get paranoid about when I’m out and about.


It was the colour that caught my eye: a sort-of army green and grey with hints of mustard. Doesn’t match much in my wardrobe, but I don’t care. It just felt right. Wearing it feels right. It fits a laptop, notebooks, jacket, the usual other bits, there’s like three pockets in the front pocket. Maybe I like it because it’s not pretty. When something’s a little rugged looking, I worry about it less. The crude (but not too crude) functionality is freedom. This is my work bag, my gym bag, my hiking bag, my day bag, my bag of holding.

Wherever I go, I like to know something’s got my back. Figuratively and, I guess, literally.


Celeste is a talented engineer who doesn’t realize her job’s going nowhere fast. She’s a little na├»ve. 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!


More about JL Peridot: JL Peridot writes sexy, cosmopolitan love stories with scifi and retrofuture vibes. In her spare time, she watches movies, plays Dungeons & Dragons, and consumes wholesome memes on Twitter. With the help of supportive friends, a loving partner, two bossy cats and a well-used music subscription, she writes and writes in her sunny, sea-girt, Australian home.


Answer these questions:

Red, White or Blue? All three. Even when the white eventually turns a murky yellow.

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter? All of the above if I have the right attire. We have beautiful climate here in Perth.

Chocolate pudding, cake, pie? Pie all the way! Love a good steak and kidney for savoury, and apple pie with custard and ice cream for sweet.

Coffee, Tea, Champagne? Tea usually, but I’ll take a decent filter brew if you’re offering 

Country music or Michael Buble? Oh gosh... both? My taste in music is pretty broad. I’ll listen to anything as long as I have the mood for it. Last week, it was dark ambient jazz. Today, it’s hard vapour.

Pencil or Pen? Drawing in pencil; writing in pen. Art memes like #inktober really mess with me.


Find It Starts With A Kiss at: Amazon

Find JL Peridot at: Website


1 comment:

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Good morning, J L Peridot - like the gemstone? My mother's birthstone. And your backpack has the same color. My favorite backpack is a vintage boy scout one.

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