Kris Ripper


Kris Ripper lives in the great state of California and hails from the San Francisco Bay Area. Kris shares a converted garage with a toddler, can do two pull-ups in a row, and can write backwards. (No, really.) Kris is genderqueer and has no pronoun preference, but the z-based pronouns are freaking sweet. Ze has been writing fiction since ze learned how to write and boring zir stuffed animals with stories long before that.

Okay, that's the official bio. Here's the rambling.

There's this Dorothy Allison line I love, about why she writes fiction. "The world I love is not on the page." (From "Notes to a Young Feminist.") The second I read that, my writing life came into sharper focus.

I write to see my world on the page. I don't see cisgender men I can relate to, or feminists who struggle with privilege. I don't see happily ever afters that include that sweet young man who occasionally plays third, even though he has a girlfriend (and sometimes she watches). I don't see enough BDSM that includes laughter and I don't see enough romance or erotica that includes folks pushing the boundaries of binary gender. I don't see delightful cisgender people who have sex with people whose tabs and slots fit in just where James Dobson wants them--and are queer all the same.

So that's what I write. I write characters who love lousy take-away and football. I write characters who love ropes, or whips, or kneeling at the feet of someone they trust. I write smut, and romance, and erotica with barely any touching. I write poly kinky committed non-monogamous queer people. And everyone else. Because that's the world I know, that's the world I live in, and it's fecking fantastic.

Thanks for checking out my books--hopefully it means you liked a story I've written (though I suppose you might also be trying to figure out where to send the hate mail...).
You can find me on the web at Friend me in the places where "friend" is a verb; follow me in the places where it's appropriate (not in the supermarket, thanks). Drop me a line. Join the newsletter. Read the blog. Watch the podcasts. Hang out. Or don't do any of those things. Maybe you just want to download the free stories and take a peek. That's cool, too.

Whatever you do, I hope you're reading excellent fiction while you do it!

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Coffee. Coffee, coffee, coffee. If I'm in the middle of something awesome--a story I'm writing, a book I'm reading, even the new season of Sherlock--I get up in order to get some quality coffee-and-self time in before my toddler hits the world. ("Go outside! Nachos! NACHOS!")
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm often not-writing. I have a toddler, and I share a house with a thirteen year old, and dogs, and a yard that demands...things. I have a day job, which requires a lot of time, but it's usually time I can spend at home amid the chaos. I can get a few words written while the mac and cheese heats, or while the kid watches TV or plays. Or, you know, when I should be sleeping. I'm an insomniac. If I had a pie chart of my life, a huge chunk of it would be labeled "insomnia."
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Where to find Kris Ripper online


Take the Leap
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,980. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Neil Bierker is a bit famous in New Halliday: he's the kid who jumped off the bypass when he was sixteen. At twenty-seven he’s a third grade teacher who manages his depression through running, boxing, and one night a week with Clem Robbins. When Neil’s life begins to unravel, the last thing he wants to do is rely on Clem to keep him upright.
The Real Life Build
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,250. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
You can build anything in Minecraft. With one exception: your life. Dillon Aldham is a little bit awkward and most of his relationships have been online. Gage Maher isn’t in the closet, he’s just private. Can a computer geek and a small town bartender really hit it off? Is a love for kink, a healthy fear of gossip, and a huge helping of sexual chemistry enough to build a life on?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,770. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
A mole, a biopsy, a weekend of waiting for test results. Hugh's worried, Will's desperate, and Truman's just trying to keep it together for a few more days. Things get a little extreme. Warnings: The lads play hard in this story. There's a lot less "revisiting consent" than usual. It's an intense read, y'all.
Fairy Tales
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,580. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Henry Hofstadter doesn’t date and he doesn’t believe in happy endings. Math McKinney’s got a lot on his mind. His ex is out of the country for the next year, his daughter thinks she’s his son, and his co-chair apparently hates him for, let’s be clear, no apparent reason. Neither of them is looking for a boyfriend. Plus, fairy tales are for children. Aren’t they?
Surrender the Past
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,040. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Nick Coates is happy. He should be happy, right? He loves managing a gym, has good friends, and he's never had a problem picking up men. This must be what happiness feels like, since he has no complaints. Bernie LaCroix never stopped thinking about Nick. He's also never forgiven himself for screwing it up.The second he hears Nick's voice, he vows to do whatever it takes to get Nick back.
The New Born Year
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,010. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Holiday » Family
Alison Jennings followed her brother to California, and most of the time, she’s glad she did. But when her boyfriend dumps her on Christmas morning, she shows up on Truman’s doorstep to find him on his way out the door to the new beach house for the week. It turns out there’s a lot she doesn’t know about her brother, and Ally might discover some things she didn’t know about herself along the way.
The Honeymoon (A Scientific Method Story, #8)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,490. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
Four nights. Four nights in a little rented house on the beach: Will, Hugh, and Truman. It should be a light, fun, sexy four nights–but nothing is ever simple with these three. A lot of love, a lot of sex, and a whole lot of complex emotions. Warnings: two married therapists and their very flexible, very submissive, best friend. Yep. Everything you think might happen? Probably happens.
Going Home
Price: Free! Words: 66,670. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(5.00 from 1 review)
Rory and Geo love one another desperately, but are separated by the law. They reunite, but the unthinkable happens and Geo finds himself searching for Rory all over again. Can he find Rory before he disappears into the new black market for slaves? And if he does, will they ever figure out how to be in a relationship not dictated by legal contracts dictating exactly what they mean to each other?
The Boyfriends Tie the Knot (A Scientific Method Story, #7)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,300. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
It's finally happening. After dancing around the idea for way too long, Hugh and Truman are getting married. Their faithful boyfriend is serving as best man, and he's brought his ex- (and future?) girlfriend along for the ride.
Roller Coasters (A Scientific Method Story, #6)
Series: The Scientific Method, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,540. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
It's been nine long months since Will and his ex broke up. Will doesn't date. Will actually likes commitment. Committed relationships are kind of a turn-on. But that's not what he wants right now. That's when he meets Davey. Davey isn't like anyone Will's ever known. He's genderqueerand even more of a relationship novice than Will. Then Will's fake boyfriends get involved and all bets are off.
Breaking Down (A Scientific Method Story, #5)
Series: The Scientific Method, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,000. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
After two years of dating, Will and Molly know what they’re about: awesome sex, open communication, and hey, what was that about super-hot sex? Bad things happen, but you don’t really think they’re gonna happen to you. Sometimes they do anyway. When does a relationship really end? When you finally say it’s over? And what does it mean if you can’t stop thinking about the person months later?
Take Three Breaths (A Scientific Method Story, #4)
Series: The Scientific Method, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,860. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Hugh likes having a serious, committed relationship–maybe more than he ever imagined he would. But when a former student kills himself, Hugh shuts down, leaving Truman and Will to pull him out of the dark. Contains mentions of suicide and death, over-bearing friends-who-are-family, and a clumsy attempt at romance. Take Three Breaths is 32,500 words, or about 130 pages long.
Unexpected Gifts (A Scientific Method Story, #3)
Series: The Scientific Method, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,390. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
Will Derrie is not dating his friend Molly. At all. They're just fighting about Star Trek and screwing a lot. He'd really like to be kinky (with Molly), but he's not great at explaining what he wants. Right when he decides the best sex he’ll ever have is with a gay dom, said gay dom smacks him around a bit and convinces him that the potential rewards of communicating honestly are worth the risk.
Hugh Gets A Gym Membership (A Scientific Method Story)
Price: Free! Words: 9,020. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
(5.00 from 1 review)
Hugh Reynolds is bored. And, okay, maybe a little bit lonely. When his mom mentions the new gym down the street, he figures, why not? The cute guy at the gym flirts outrageously and says filthy things to him, the kinds of things Hugh finds arousing and doesn't know why, so when Nick invites him home for pizza, he goes along. They share a bit more than pizza.
Hugh's New Dude (A Scientific Method Story, #2)
Series: The Scientific Method, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,640. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Dinner at the restaurant on Friday. No sex in the library. No cuddling. Hugh Reynolds lives by certain rules. Surely the most obvious rule of all is: Don't fall in love. At least, until he meets Truman Jennings. Hugh pretends he's not in love all the way up until his kinky pal Will visits for the weekend. But Will won't let him get away with it and Truman might not be as vanilla as he thought.
The Scientific Method
Series: The Scientific Method. Price: Free! Words: 62,130. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
Will Derrie has a problem. He doesn't like sex. His brother Adam sets him up with a dude dominatrix, and what comes next? Yeah, he has no explanation. Is it friends-with-benefits? A romance? A bromance, but with floggers? Will doesn't know. But whatever it is? Fecking hot.

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