Ripley Bellers

Biography

Ripley was born with a book in her hand. She loves to read, which inspired her later on in life to tell a story of her own. Excited about self publishing, family drama is her niche, and she has lots of stories to tell.
Born in Colorado, she has a son and currently resides in Denver.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm a person just like every other human being on the planet. Well, maybe not every other human being. I'm American so let's see. I get up, go to work. Spend at least eight hours shaking and sometimes faking, and then I come home. I feed my family, watch a little TV, and then get to work…again. The work after the paid job is working on my novels. This is not all I do. I do love going to the movies. I'm a writer, and well, I like to see how other stories have turned out. Most of them are amazing. Some, not so much.
I have learned a lot from movies, and that helps me in my own writing. Tone is one thing, and pace is another. Continuity is also an important aspect that I have learned. Yes, I am in the theater a lot!
What do you read for pleasure?
Everything! I love a good story period. I don’t have a specific genre that I stick to like most folks, I just do it. I have read both good and bad in all genres, but it doesn't stop me from reading. I will admit that I gravitate to both romance and the paranormal. I love strong characters (especially strong men), in the stories I read, and I find that in both of those genres.
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Series

The Streets
The Streets. Home of Teebone Jackson. In his early life, Teebone's friends were closer to him than his own brothers and sisters. Before Teebone has a family himself, his path crosses with a man by the name of Cain Lucas. Drug dealer, OG, kingpin. Cain had a very nice apartment in lower Manhattan, with money and cars to go with it. Eventually he needs something that only Teebone could provide and their paths cross. Teebone sees the empire Cain has built and desires it for is own. Greed got the best of him and vowed to one day be Cain's competition. Both of them extremely intelligent with desire and ambition in their hearts, yet they live different lives. Teebone will get older and create a legacy of love and caring. Family bonds become the number one priority in all who are connected to them. Follow Teebone through his life, and watch as the people in his life, grow and change for either the good or bad. The Streets. A place where lessons are learned.

A Woman's Trouble

Price: $4.99 USD.

Teebone's Turn

Price: $4.99 USD.

Books

Teebone's Turn
Series: The Streets, Volume Two. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 152,430. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2016 and represented by Sharp Teeth Publishing. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Robert "Teebone" Jackson had a secret life when he was just the average contract killer, when he lucked up on the gig of a lifetime. He landed a contract with Cain Lucas, notorious gang alpha and drug kingpin. Follow Teebone through his growing pains as he learns that he should never mix business and friendship, for it is now his turn in the shadow as the largest drug dealer in the city.
A Woman's Trouble
Series: The Streets, Volume One. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,070. Language: American English. Published: September 1, 2015 and represented by Sharp Teeth Publishing. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Keona Clark. A woman in her early twenties, in a crew, and she could easily go to jail if found guilty of the things she has done. Drug dealing, extortion, illegal weapon possession, and murder are all on her street resume. Growing up on the Harlem streets, she joined Leon's crew when she was very young. Many years later, she betrays her leader, and spends a few years in a mental institution

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