Born in 1946, Vivienne Diane Neal is a storyteller with a wicked sense of humor. Vivienne has been writing articles for over thirty years. She started writing fictional short stories in 2007, and gets her story ideas from observing people, places and things and watching true TV court cases.
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 and self-published 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 an 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 who asks 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 businessman who is planning to marry his self-centered fiancée, but he is sidetracked by a beautiful stranger who will brings 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 ranked No. 66 on 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.
Deception in Plain Sight focuses on Christine Bailey, a naïve young woman of wealth and privilege, who falls for and marries Awesome Petté, a charming man who is not what he appears to be. By using romance, lust and sex, he will worm his way into her life, ruin her financially, and destroy her parents’ billion dollar empire that has been in the family for over four generations.
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