About

My name is Vivienne Diane Neal. Born in 1946, I am a writer, blogger, and an author with a wicked sense of humor. I have been writing articles for over thirty years, started penning fictional short stories in 2007, and get my story ideas from observing people, places, and things and watching true TV court cases and talk shows.

My first book, Making Dollar$ And Cent$ Out Of Online Dating, is a true-life and humorous account as to why and how I got into the dating business and the problems I have encountered in the past while trying to keep afloat in the ever-changing world of the Internet dating business.

In 2009, I authored my 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.

My 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 I 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. 2

Wicked Intent, my 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 #66 of Urban Books, Authors, & Writers of America’s Top 100 Books of 2013, 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.

Deception in Plain Sight centers on a wealthy naive woman who falls for a handsome, charming and cunning man. He will not only awaken her sexual inhibitions and manipulate her into marrying him to get to her trust fund, but he will also put into motion the destruction of her parents’ billion-dollar empire that has been in the family for over four generations.

I have 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, and Writers Get Together and was a contributing writer to NINA Magazine and Honey Magazine, Multicultural Media and Vocal.

Now, semi-retired, I continue to write articles on love, romance, relationships, and other topics of interest.

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