Chad Ruggerio

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Chad Ruggerio's favorite authors on Smashwords

Dan Foley
Latest book: Wolf's Tale. Published March 15, 2018.
Ian Honeysett
Latest book: The Odd Fellow: A Mystery. Published September 20, 2017. (4.89 from 9 reviews)
Kelly Napoli
Latest book: The Guardians of the Forest: Book Two. Published August 1, 2015. (4.00 from 1 review)
Malcolm Torres
Latest book: The Pirate, Part III: Big Daddy. Published March 25, 2018. (5.00 from 12 reviews)
Nick Carcano
Latest book: SNAFU: Everyone Has Their Demons. Published July 20, 2015. (4.81 from 16 reviews)

Smashwords book reviews by Chad Ruggerio

  • Sixty-Four Days, A Sea Story on Feb. 03, 2016

    I felt like I was there on the flight deck with the guys fighting the fire. It was a real life or death situation. Well told, my man!
  • SNAFU: Everyone Has Their Demons on Feb. 03, 2016

    Now I'm on a Navy thriller reading kick and this one is great. If you want serious WWII action with a paranormal twist . . . highly recommended.
  • Drowndog on Feb. 03, 2016

    Super short but packs a punch. Kind of like a writing class assignemnt where you are supposed to make the reader evoke deep feelings.
  • Introit- Black Dog on Feb. 03, 2016

    This was dark and kinda goth if you go for that sort of thing this will be right up your alley. The characters spend most of their time in dark barrooms, run down apartments and other creepy locations talking about the dirty things they are plotting to do to each other. The writer really knows how to hook you in and tell a good story.
  • Collection of Job Interview Questions and the Answers on Feb. 16, 2016

    Thank you for this free book. It is full of great sample questions that I used to practice for a job interview. Job interviewing is a skill of its own. The best qualified person doesn't always get hired for the job, often it's the person that does the best interview that gets hired for the job. I went on several job interviews before I was brought back for a second interview. I went on a couple of second interviews before I was offered a position. Practicing these questions with my wife at our dining room table really made a difference in my ability to complete a good job interview .
  • Smashwords Book Marketing Guide on Feb. 16, 2016

    If you are thinking about writing and publishing a book this is required reading. Every page is full of excellent tips for both indie authors and authors who publish through traditional book publishers. About halfway through I started to wonder though if some of these methods were a little dated. Since this book was last updated in 2013 I'm sure there are some newer tips and tricks for book publisher marketing. The author of this book is Mark Coker, the big guy here at smash words, so if anybody knows what they're talking about it's got to be him.
  • The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success on Feb. 16, 2016

    Thank you Mark Coker for another excellent book full of tips and tricks for Indie authors. There is no way that the average person like me who's thinking about writing and publishing a book on my own whatever no the information contained in this book. It's going to take me a while to finish writing my book but I'm glad I read this because it's full of things that I can start doing now. Indie. authoring is absolutely fascinating and I'm very excited to be a part of it .
  • We Don’t Plummet Out of the Sky Anymore on Feb. 16, 2016

    This story is straight up kooky. I was intrigued by the title and I was engaged throughout from beginning to end. A lot of the language was kind of flowery and over-the-top especially describing futuristic cars and the main characters feelings about the woman he loves. This story made me think of Kurt Vonnegut, because it's has to do with social science but it also has to do with relationships and it uses a lot of offbeat humor. I enjoyed the story and I would read more by this author.
  • Major Science Fiction Anthologies - A Brief History on Feb. 16, 2016

    I thought that this was going to be an anthology of sci-fi stories. This book is actually like an encyclopedia of listing of anthologies. It also has a lot of background information on pulp science fiction books and magazines and the people who edited them over the years. No offense intended but if you are a major science-fiction nerd and you love all of the background information about the dates and the titles and editors of science fiction stories then you're probably really like this. But if you want to read good sci-fi stories there are none in this book. Thank you for taking the time to publish this collection.
  • Sixty-Four Days, A Sea Story on Feb. 16, 2016

    You know how there are some stories that you feel like you're in the police car with the policemen on the Chase or a drug bust. There are other stories where you feel like you're with the criminals and you are actually There committing the crime. Well this story is just like that except you're with this salty sailor in the Navy on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. This story put you right in there during major explosions , Plane crashes, fires, and other disasters on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier at sea. The vivid detail in the story was absolutely amazing. I felt like I was right there with bombs and rockets and fighter planes and steam powered catapults and arrested landings on the flight deck at sea. I figured that working in that environment was pretty intense, but this story just really lit it up. You get a sense of the rough guys working in that environment, the danger, the breeze, the isolation of being out on the middle of the ocean, and also of the potential for incredible disaster. It's greasy it's dirty it's hot there's wind blasting around you there's explosives there's fighter pilots there's emergency response teams. This story is wall to wall full of great characters and incredible action.
  • Metal Skeleton on March 23, 2018

    This reminded me of Clive Cussler because it was high tech and mysterious.
  • The Odd Fellow: A Mystery on March 23, 2018

    This murder mystery takes you back to old Paris. Has there been a dirty deed done on an old widow? Will the snooping priest snoop too far? Something close to perfection the way this story flowed like fine silk. And it had good bit of wry humor.
  • The Pirate, Part I: The Traitor on March 23, 2018

    This edgy story is filled with crime, adventure and a simmering romance. Totally enjoyed the originality, but then I read part 2 and enjoyed it even more.
  • Time Travel Police Corruption on March 23, 2018

    I could totally see this in one of the major sci-fi /mystery magazines, it's that good. I kept thinking about it for days after reading it. There are some great hooks, and they author has some original time-travel plot twists.
  • 50 Best Jokes Ever on March 23, 2018

    This is terrible, not funny at all.
  • The Pirate, Part II: The Kingpin on March 23, 2018

    I went from loving to hating and back to loving the main character. He's in the Coast Guard, trying to do the right thing, but he's commits some very opportunistic crimes and as a result he brings trouble down on himself. The story moves along and never boggs down. The writing is crisp and visual, almost like a movie.
  • On the Edge of Darkness on March 23, 2018

    If you like Navy SEALS type of stories you'll like this. It has lots of commando type raids on enemy ships and bases.
  • The Pirate, Part III: Big Daddy on May 06, 2018

    This series was thoroughly enjoyable for many reasons. First of all, many crime thrillers focus too much on police procedures which I find to be a drag on the overall story. This story focused on a young sailor who is a bit of a knucklehead, but loveable and his internal problems and his relationships. It made me think of myself when I was younger and stumbled into some trouble. The second reason I liked this series, is because this story kept moving, unlink many of the 'thrillers' I've read that have a plot that is too complicated. Many crime thrillers have a plot that is too sprawling with technology, international spy rings, secret government agencies, etc. This story rode with the main character from beginning to end, with very brief side subplots that illuminated the two other main characters. Overall it was a very satisfying read, the author has a lot of talent, writes with lots of great language, strong little details that drew me into the situations and settings. There were many times where I just thought to myself, how does the author make this up? I was often wondering if the story is based on the truth which I bet much of it is. As outrageous as it might seem, this story comes across as highly plausible.
  • The Beast Of Renshaw on May 06, 2018

    This was a high energy story that scared me to the bones. The author's style hooked me right in and keep me reading. I was actually trying to read fast because I was so tense I wanted to find out what would happen.
  • For Locals Only on May 06, 2018

    This was really kooky and absurd, but had enough sci-fi and gang tension to keep me going to the end. I think this author should revise this story and really pump up the plotline because there is lots of potential here.
  • Undead Underway (Undead in Blue #1) on May 06, 2018

    Setting a story on a submarine is risky because the characters are all in very close proximity to each other. Any kind of conflict between characters on a sub would likely be over quickly because they would just fight it out and kill each other, etc. But the author does a good job building up the plot, and allowing it to simmer. The conflict and the tension is palpable, and there is a good bit of humor mixed in along the way,