"If you like Steven King, especially his more "fantasy-based" work (Dark Tower, The Stand, The Talisman) you'll be sure to enjoy the macabre and mystery of this book."
"This is quite possibly one of the scariest books I have ever read."
"Violent hearts is a book for the top shelf, it's a kind of book that you just can't get enough of, I've read it twice already and I'm still yearning for more of the ride it takes me on."
"An incredible read... There were points where the hairs on my arms were literally standing on end and quite a few times I almost had a tear or two drop from my eye. This I liked as well, the authors ability to mix horror and sadness in such a intricate and beautiful way."
"The writing is a marvelous example of astute creativity, with different creatures and oddities. Along with the creative bent, Deininger has a way of fully creating his characters, adding depth and humanity, giving them very real emotions... A must read."
"Violent Hearts, the new novel from the hugely talented Keith Deininger, may be his best yet... I feel like anything I say isn't doing Violent Hearts justice. It is a great book, recommended for all fans of horror or weird fiction. Five stars, highly recommended."
The reviews that are pouring in for my new novel VIOLENT HEARTS mean a lot to me. They're proving to me that I am doing something right. My previous titles have often been highly-regarded by particularly astute readers--and by that I mean, reader-readers, those with patience and understanding of more literary works, patience for characters that are more like real people and who are not always likable--but not by more casual readers. It has taken me some time to learn how to write with more relatable heart and emotion, while still maintaining my style and dark themes. With Violent Hearts I believe I have accomplished this.
And I know the title of this post is a bit "click-baity," but, like it or not, that name, you know, that Stephen King guy, sells books. So when you get a review that says your book is like one of his, you use it.