Echoes (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Echoes
Author: L.A. Ashton
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: February 25th, 2019
Genre(s): Vampire Romance
Page Count: 293
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


After one thousand years of listless eternity, Oskar is used to his particular brand of loneliness. But a long walk through middle America and a few chance encounters will lead him straight to a man he’d known to be long since dead?his childhood best friend, Aranck.

Being undead hasn’t stopped Aran from living life to the fullest. He has all the money and power his charm and business savvy could earn him, and plenty of friends. Lately, though, something seems to be missing. After a millennium, perhaps the world’s shine has worn off—and that’s when Oskar stumbles back into his life, reminding him of who he used to be.

Together the two vampires remember what it felt like to live, all the while navigating a conflict with the local pack of werewolves. A lot has changed in a thousand years, and only time will tell if those changes will bring Oskar and Aranck closer together, or ensure they remain apart.

There were quite a few twists and turns in this story that I was seriously unable to stop reading to the end. So dramatic, fantastic and the longest pining in the history of pinings.

Oskar is a wandering vampire. He’s lived a thousand years, since the Vikings. When he shows up in the middle of corn field flat Iowa, he’s overcome with emotion to see his best friend from his human life.

Aranck has made something of himself as the ‘Lord’ of the vampires in his town. He’s charged with dealing with all matters of bloodsuckers as well as keeping the peace with the were wolves in the area. When there’s a matter to be dealt with the truce between the two is compromised. But to what end?

L.A. Ashton created a unique world where vampires are known, light-tight motel rooms are a thing, and were wolves are still hidden. In the middle of this small town in nowhere Iowa, an epic love is kindled and lives are changed. And it’s sometimes pretty funny…

“The fragility of humans is strange. Creeps me out.”

I don’t want to give anything away, but this was a serious edge of your seat entertainer full of blood lust, shifters and secret promises you won’t want to put down.

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Galley copy of Echoes provided by author in exchange of an honest review.


Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after.

Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday


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