Vivienne Diane Neal


Born in 1946, Vivienne Diane Neal is a writer, blogger, and author of seven books and three very short stories. She is a storyteller with a wicked sense of humor, has been writing articles for over thirty years and started penning fictional short stories in 2007. Vivienne gets her story and article ideas from observing people, places, and things and watching true TV court cases and talk shows.

She has written seven books and three very short stories. Her latest book titled Deception in Plain Sight.

Her book, Retribution Unleashed was #66 of Urban Books, Authors, & Writers of America’s Top 100 Books of 2013

Now, semi-retired, she continues to write articles on love, romance, relationships, and other topics of interest on her One World Singles Blog, which is one of the winners of The 2017 Black Pearls Literary Excellence Awards.

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

Where to buy in print


Café Mocha
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,240. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Café Mocha is the author’s first and only sensual romance short story, focusing on a woman who decides to change her way of thinking when it comes to meeting men. Cinnamon Jones is a divorcée, who has decided to change her way of thinking when it comes to meeting men. No more will she settle for someone who does not measure up to her high standards, which she did when she first met her husband,
Deception in Plain Sight
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,400. Language: American English. Published: April 6, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Urban
What happens when a young woman from an affluent family, believes she has met the man of her dreams, only to discover she has been living in a fool’s paradise? The handsome, charming, and cunning stranger will not only awaken her sexual inhibitions but will draw her into his sinister plot, leaving her asking, “What type of monster did his parents create?”
The Man with the White Handkerchief
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 940. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013 . Categories: 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,770. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,120. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
A collection of ten fictional short stories centering on diverse men and women who in their speedy search for love, romance, and bliss, become the targets and victims of deceit, betrayal, fraud, revenge, and scandal.
Making Dollar$ and Cent$ out of Online Dating
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,470. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2010 . Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business & 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.

Smashwords book reviews by Vivienne Diane Neal

  • Prescription For Love; Book 4 in the Reyes Family Romances Series 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.
  • 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 ~ A Sweet Historical Romance 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 Sweet Historical 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.
  • The incidental Case of Olivia Dansfield on March 15, 2018

    I just read The Incidental Case of Olivia Dansfield and loved it. I especially enjoyed the scene with the pistachio nuts. Layla is quite amusing. I am hoping the author will do a sequel to this story and have Adair meet an untimely death, and the blame placed on Olivia Dansfield.