Born in 1946, Vivienne Diane Neal is a writer, blogger, and an author. She is a storyteller with a wicked sense of humor, has been writing articles for over twenty years and started penning fictional short stories in 2007. Vivienne gets her story ideas from observing people, places and things and watching true TV court cases and talk shows.
Her first book, Making Dollar$ And Cent$ Out Of Online Dating, is a true-life and humorous account as to why and how she got into the dating business and the problems she has encountered in the past while trying to keep afloat in the ever-changing world of the Internet dating business.
In 2009, she authored her second book, Shades of Deception, a collection of ten fictional short stories centering on diverse men and women, who in their speedy search for love, romance and bliss, become the targets and victims of deceit, betrayal, fraud, revenge, and scandal.
Her third book, Malicious Acts is another anthology of five short stories that centers on people who will stop at nothing to get what they want. If it means disguising themselves as benevolent individuals and destroying lives along the way, they are up for the thrill. They will use romance, sex, lust, greed, manipulation, and deceit as preludes to suck unsuspecting men and women out of their life's savings.
The Man with the White Handkerchief is a digital short story, (under 600 words) which partook in the Lulu Short Story Contest in 2011. The narrative is about a woman approached by a stranger, asking for directions to a specific street, but she has no recollection as to what took place after that encounter.
Wicked Intent, her fourth book, is a fictional short story about a successful businessperson who is planning to marry his self-centered fiancée, but a beautiful stranger sidetracks him. She will bring lust, desire, and eroticism into his life but will ultimately destroy his relationship with the one person who has always stood by him.
Retribution Unleashed, which was No. 66 of UBAWA's(Urban Books, Authors, and Writers of America) top 100 Books of 2013, picks up where Wicked Intent left off. The story examines the lengths a mother will go to seek reprisal against her son and his wife, whom she holds responsible for stealing her vast fortune.
Café Mocha is the author's first erotic romance short story, centering on a woman who decides to change her way of thinking when it comes to meeting men.
Now, semi-retired, she continues to write short stores and articles on love, romance, relationships, and other topics of interest.
What people are saying about Vivienne Diane Neal's writings:
Just wanted to let you know that I think D for Deception is very well written and seems like it could even be expanded into a much longer story. A style I enjoy reading!
March 22, 2009
Shades of Deception - "Really a fantastic novel. A mirror to the real world. I hope it can be translated into Chinese."
December 13, 2009
Very good, wanted to see the story unravels.
January 1, 2010
I enjoyed it, I just thought there could be more to it and be a little longer. I ended up wanting more, which is a good thing.
July 29, 2010
Loved it! Makes me wonder too, like the lead character, what on earth happened between the waving of the white handkerchief and her going to the bank to discover her savings gone. Don't know why, but I have a sneaky suspicion the term "hypnotism" is lurking around this story somehow. ;)
January 12, /2011
I found your work on Smashwords. Your writing is clear and engaging.
You are a very prolific writer with great determination that is to be admired.
Nice love dating and divorce related stories shared by you. Thanks for sharing.
I've read parts of your book and plan to add it to my library. I see you as a pioneer in international and online relationships.
February 14, 2012
Michelle Talbert, Dating Coach
A great short story collection. This is a book that creates believable characters who aren't perfect and an underlying caution to be careful who you trust. I enjoyed Shades of Deception very much. Thanks for your insight in a likable read Vivienne.
March 23, 2012
Mary M. Forbes, Author
Wicked Intent was good. Can't wait to read Retribution Unleashed.
January 5, 2013
We enjoy having "Shades of Deception" and we would welcome any of your other romance novels.
March 13, 2012
An Amazon review of Café Mocha: I really liked Ray and Cinnamon's story. This was a quick, easy and sensual read. I look forward to reading more by this talented author.
November 20, 2013