Tony Ruggiero

Tony Ruggiero

Tony Ruggiero retired from the United States Navy in 2001 after twenty-three years of service. While continuing to write, Tony teaches at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. His published novels include:

Operation Immortal Servitude: Book I of the Declassified Files of the Team of Darkness: The US military has developed a new weapon to be added to its arsenal--the creatures known as vampires. Tony uses his Naval experience to write this dark fantasy thriller about a group of vampires that are discovered in Kosovo, captured and brought back to the United States to be used by the Navy SEALs as an elite hit squad. Ground breaking and fast paced, the novel is a characteristic mixture of the vampire lore of Anne Rice and the clandestine secrets of the military found in Tom Clancy novels.

Operation Save the Innocent: Book II of the Declassified files of the Team of Darkness: General Stone, the commander of the Special Operations forces is murdered. His assassin is a vampire who has been controlled and used by a U.S. secret government organization to murder selected targets since her arrival in the United States over sixty years ago. Meanwhile, the vampires from the Team of Darkness operation discover the existence of two young vampire girls being held captive in their own former prison and set out to free them while eluding both the military and the Agency.

Operation Face the Fear: Book III of the Declassified Files of the Team of Darkness: As John Reese attempts to find the missing vampire girls, he uncovers information that leads him to join forces the remaining vampires from the Team of Darkness. This collaboration will likely result in his own death if discovered by the secret government agency that seeks to use the vampires for their own idealistic goals of reshaping the world. However finding the vampires yet leads to another discovery--one very close to the heart of John Reese and makes him have to face his own fear that he has been hiding from.

Alien Deception: Something to keep in mind with the upcoming presidential election: Nothing is as it appears???nothing. Your whole life you think you understand who and what you are and then one day you learn that it is all a lie. So what do you do? You have lunch with the leading candidate for President of the United States???you and your alien friends.

Alien Revelation: The exciting conclusion to Alien Deception. Death has many meanings. For some it is an end, while for others it is a beginning. Yet, for one human/alien hybrid, it is a way to have one final chance to try and save his home, Earth, a son he has never seen, and find an enemy that just won't stay dead.

Other Works:

Aliens and Satanic Creatures Wanted: Humans Need Not Apply. A collection of short stories by Tony Ruggiero

Work in Anthologies

No Longer Dreams. Poetry: "Waiting in the Garden."

Writers for Relief. Poetry: "A Meeting with Destiny," "Buried Treasures of Life," "Celebration," "Guard Them Well," "Hello," "Is There Anyone There," "Pursuit," "The Last Visit," Up Another Step," "Wind of Life" and "Yet It Did."

Writers for Relief Volume II. Short story: "The Importance of Undergarments at Science Fiction Conventions."

Breach the Hull. Short story: "Perspective."

So It Begins. Short story: "Looking for a Good Time."

Short Stories

"Lucky Lucifer's Car Emporium"
"Electronic Bliss"
"Cat With A Past"
"Inhuman or Inhumane"
"Something's Cooking"
"Invasion or Subversion"
"Endangered Species"
"The Gift That Keeps on Giving"
"Reap What You Sow"
"An A-museing Tale"
"Teacher's Pet"
"Have A Nice Flight"
"To Protect and Serve"
"Going Up?"
"Games People Play"
"Cow Song"
"Please Make Up My Mind"
"Inoculation of a Culture"
"We Are What We Have Become"
"The Gift Of Christmas"
"How Blind Is Justice"
"Burning Bridges"
"Wild and Wonderful Earth"
"It's A Garden Out There"
"Cerebral Recyclers"
"Normalcy Sucks"
"Just My Job"
"Human Nature"
"The End"

The official webpage of Tony Ruggiero can be found at

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