Illustrated Temptations: Before Ryan Was Mine by Kahlen Aymes


Ryan and Julia—one of my all time favorite couple from The Remembrance Trilogy by Kahlen Aymes.

It always excites me when an author decides to write more about their beloved characters.  That’s why I am a bit disappointed with myself for not reading it sooner when I got my copy. Well you know how real life intrudes on our reading time. lol Anyway, I’m just so glad to know more about Ryan and Julia during the time when they met and how all the sparks happened. And it was all written here—Before Ryan Was Mine.

This series is one of the sweetest love stories that will always have a special spot in my heart.

Check out Elena’s review here.

I hope you enjoy my illustrations…

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Before Ryan Was Mine
The Remembrance Trilogy – PREQUEL
by: Kahlen Aymes


This is Ryan Matthews and Julia Abbott’s beginning, from meeting, the development of a friendship that becomes the most important of their lives. When deeper feelings of love and lust start to intrude, both first deny then face, that a chance at romance, if failed, will mean the loss of the one person who is the very center of their universe. Written at reader requests, this is the sweet, sexy and heart-wrenching prequel to Kahlen Aymes’ bestselling series, The Remembrance Trilogy.


Before Ryan Was Mine (Book 0.5)

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The Remembrance Trilogy: Books 1-3

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I’m a single mother of one daughter, Olivia. She’s amazing in every way.

I was born in the Midwestern United States and educated at a private university where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Administration.

I’ve always been creative with art, music, theater and writing. I decided to write a story as a way to build a network for a business venture. The reader support of my stories and my overwhelming desire to find out where my characters would take me, soon had the writing morphing the business. No one was more shocked than I. When readers began nominating my work for online awards, it took my breath away and only made me love it more. It soon became clear that writing was, and should be, my focus.


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6 thoughts on “Illustrated Temptations: Before Ryan Was Mine by Kahlen Aymes

  1. Jenny Flohre says:

    I unnaturally loved this book! And these pics are stunning!! As always, Gel, you do an amazing job capturing all the feels. Out of all the books I read, Ryan and Julia consistently stay in the top 3. This whole series was a beautiful story by Kahlen Aymes. OK, I’ll stop gushing now. 🙂

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  2. Shannon Blackwell-Williams says:

    Is there a different code for the trilogy? Says it’s not working….

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  3. Excellent teasers! The snuggling one made me literally LOL!

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  4. Marcia Askin says:

    these books are amazing !!!

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