Ruggerio’s Love Story Lauded

David Ruggerio’s love story Say Goodbye and Goodnight, has been lauded by the prestigious New York Book Festival. The Festival has given the Ruggerio’s first foray into romance an “Honorable Mention” as the Best Romance for 2020. You can read more at the Book Festival’s website at Say Goodbye and Goodnight is available at Barnes & Noble and

Say Goodbye and Goodnight, one of the best new romance novels of 2020, takes us to Brooklyn in 1977 where we meet an up-and-coming fighter named Anthony Marino who falls for Gia, who becomes the love of his life. But the hatred their affair attracts could be their demise. Set against the backdrop of disco music and the grit of the city, this book takes readers to a time in history that liberated a generation.

Ruggerio says, “Say Goodbye and Goodnight is a novel that I lived. I have laced this tale with real people and real places, and most of all, real romance. It was truly a labor of love that at times I had trouble putting down my feelings on paper.”

Ruggerio’s Say Goodbye and Goodnight has received advance praise from prestigious reviewers. Reader’s Favorite refers to it as to a “modern-day retelling of a classic Shakespearean tale of love enduring all forms of tragedy,” and Sublime Book Review recommends it as “a well-written, unexpected, and unconventional love story.”

The book is currently available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Also checkout

Don’t miss Ruggerio’s newest novel to launch on November 25th. David will return to the horror genre with his novel, A Prison Without Locks. This tale will make you frightened of the dark again! Available for pre-sale at


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