Vivienne Diane Neal

Biography

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 picks up where Wicked Intent left off. The story examines the lengths a mother will go through to seek reprisal against her son and his wife, whom she holds responsible for stealing her nest egg.

Café Mocha is an erotic romance short story about a woman who decides to change her way of thinking when it comes to meeting men.

Vivienne is the winner of the Authors DataBase VIP Blogger Award. She has been featured on SingleEdition, Black Love is Beautiful, A Book Inside, Susan Whitfield’s Blog, Cluculzwriter, Have Stress Relief Now, 1st Author Interviews, IMRR Bookclub Newsletter Fall 2011, Writers Get Together, Mary M. Forbes Blog, Romance Review Ramble, AuthorMePro, The Writer’s Voice, Polygirl Publishing, Writers Get Together, and Urban Books Authors & Writers of America.

Now, semi-retired, she continues to write short stores and articles on love, romance, relationships, and other topics of interest on her One World Singles Magazine Blog.

Smashwords Interview

Please tell our readers something about yourself.
I was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946, and moved to Manhattan in 1964. In 1977, I received my AA degree from the Borough of Manhattan Community College and went on to complete my BS degree in Home Economics from New York University in 1979. For over sixteen years, I was a consultant to various home care agencies training their home health aides, housekeepers and homemakers in nutrition, meal planning, special diets, budgeting and home management. In 2007, I started to write fictional short stories and decided to self-publish those stories into books.
What type of characters do you enjoy creating?
Having a twisted sense of humor, I love creating characters that are vulnerable, callous, cunning, greedy, and scandalous.
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Where to find Vivienne Diane Neal online


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Books

The Man with the White Handkerchief
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 960. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Imagine being approached by a stranger, asking for directions to a specific street, but you have no recollection as to what took place after that encounter. This is Mia Stone's story, as to what happened on that day. Based on a true story.
Malicious Acts
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 29,780. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
An anthology of five fictional short stories, focusing on men and women 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, lust, sex, greed, manipulation, and deceit as preludes to suck unsuspecting people out of their nest egg.
Shades of Deception
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 52,140. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of ten fictional short stories centering on diverse men and women who in their speedy search for love, romance, and bliss, become the targets and victims of deceit, betrayal, fraud, revenge, and scandal.
Making Dollar$ And Cent$ Out Of Online Dating
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 16,200. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
The author provides a humorous and honest approach to explain the difficulties of starting and running an online dating Website on half a shoestring budget. It is a personal journey into the trials and tribulations, which she has encountered. Whether you plan to start an online dating site or any online enterprise, this book will provide you with priceless information.

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Smashwords book reviews by Vivienne Diane Neal

  • The Seduction of Gabriel Stewart on April 02, 2010
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    I enjoyed this book. It's filled with eroticism, lust and desire. A great short story.
  • Prescription For Love on April 14, 2011
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    What a great story. Fiona McGier proves that love can transcend no matter what a person’s background or status is. Even if someone has faced an unpleasant event in his or her life, true love will always be the best remedy. The author expresses this in her writing.