Vivienne Diane Neal
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.
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The Man with the White Handkerchief
by Vivienne Diane Neal
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.
by Vivienne Diane Neal
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
by Vivienne Diane Neal
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
by Vivienne Diane Neal
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
I enjoyed this book. It's filled with eroticism, lust and desire. A great short story.
- Prescription For Love; Book 4 in the Reyes Family Romances Series
on April 14, 2011
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.
- Kiss My Lips ~ A Steamy Romance
on Dec. 29, 2014
From beginning to end, this is a beautiful narrative. Protagonists Lorna Ibe and Logan Blake are planning to get married but interferences from a few family members may thwart that event. Logan is a take-charge man who refuses to let others dictate whom he should love or marry. Lorna is on bad terms with her father, who demands that the ceremony takes place in Nigeria. Filled with steamy passion, sensuality and yearning, the characters are well defined, humorous, colorful and sometimes crafty. The author does an excellent job at exploring external influences, mistrust, protectiveness, anger and resentments facing the couple and the lengths that people will go through to stop a union from happening. But as the plot thickens, an unexpected incident comes into play that may prevent Lorna and Logan from tying the knot. I enjoyed reading this story, which delves into the true meaning of commitment, love and devotion
- Royal Cowries (Cowries Series #1)
on July 26, 2015
A Brilliantly Written Romance Story
This saga takes place during the late 1400s in Igodomigodo, an ancient city in Nigeria where men rule and women are beholden to the statutes of the land, a time where tradition, religion, combat, loyalty, principles, romance, love, and passion define a nation. But when Uvbi, a true feminist, is ordered by her authoritarian father to marry a ruthless warrior, she disobeys his demands and flees. When she crosses paths with Nagudia, a humble craftsman and warrior, it sets the backdrop for absorbing characters with outer and inner conflicts, secrets, greed, jealousy, hate, sibling rivalry, and scandal. The plot is packed with cliff-hanging scenarios. When a mutual attraction between Uvbi and Nagudia begins to grow, the story takes a surprising turn, with an ending that will leave you reeling. This story is relevant today with the mounting expectations and changing roles of women in a world that is still dominated by men. The author provides the reader with a different view of Africa, which is rarely seen in American historical writing. Congratulations on a thoroughly researched narrative.
- His Choice ~ A Paranormal Romance
on Feb. 22, 2017
A Tour de Force
What a fantastic read, a follow-up to Royal Cowries. It is a love story with a paranormal twist, filled with secrets, deception, betrayal, mistrust and reprisal. Osula, a caring, and compassionate Prince of the Igidan Empire, encounters Obigho, an enigmatic and chameleon-like woman who conceals her deadly intentions. While the prince is enchanted with her, she will set out to accomplish her malevolent assignment, but unexpected undertakings will slowly alter her thoughts about the Prince, building up to a surprise ending. Whether the well-defined characters are good, bad or uncaring, the author continuously incorporates strong, proactive, and opinionated women into her narratives.