Spotlight Sunday: Elias Raven

Meet our Spotlight Sunday Author Elias Raven! 
Elias Raven was born and raised in Los Angeles. He’s an avid reader with a lifelong passion for writing. He’s a storyteller, a poet and a talented musician with an amazing voice. Oh, and let’s not forget an amazing cook! 

As a young boy he spent many summers reading classics such as “The Adventures of Sherlock Homes” and “The White Company” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. His creativity was constantly being pushed as he learned more and more about the world around him. His taste in literature spanned from classics to science fiction/fantasy. He expanded his taste into classical poetry devouring everything from William Blake to Milton, Dante, Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, T.S. Elliot, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Khalil Gibran, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, Paul Verlaine, Walt Whitman, Alan Ginsburg, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Carl Sandburg, Dylan Thomas, and Jim Morrison. These inspirations and his sheer love for reading had him take pen to paper around the age of 20.

Did I mention he’s a Musician? …You can often find him playing his guitars (both electric and acoustic) and keyboards and singing (4 octave ranges) in his home studio. He’s a classically trained music aficionado -trained early on by Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Hayden, Liszt, as well as Big Band, Jazz and Rag Time. Spending time with his father at the Los Angeles Philharmonic; experiencing his first orchestra concert at the age of 9.

Elias the Gourmet Cook…Oh My!…His Japanese mother and grandmother trained him very well in fine culinary skills both in cooking and food appreciation from all over the world such as Italian, Indian, Moroccan, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Hawaiian, Pilipino, Greek, and Polish.

When Elias is not reading, writing, composing music or cooking…he can be found listening to music, playing games, hanging out with his kids. He enjoys going to concerts, going on culinary adventures, sightseeing, spending the day at the beach or in the mountains…just doing something adventurous! 

Recently, Elias became inspired by Gina Whitney, Scott Hildreth, R.K.Lilley & Mia Sheridan for their Adult Erotic/Romance/BDSM writings. Cain ~ Sins of the Father is an epic romance with hot passion, love and vengeance. It’s a fusion of the traditional bible story, a battle between two brothers with wicked twists and turns bringing us forward to the present day. 

From Elias…The fans are everything to me. They drive me to be even more creative. Their insight, feedback, the give and take are all what I live for. I am very people oriented and outgoing – I love interacting with the people reading my work

I love pulling the reader into what I’m seeing and feeling. I love to envelop the person reading my book into a sensory wonderland as the words stimulate the senses and thought processes and totally pull them into my story and the world I am painting so broadly before them.

He’s decided to share his passions with the world – Enjoy the journey with Elias Raven!


MEDIA SITES

Author Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/eliasravenauthor 

Facebook Music & Video Production Page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elias-Raven-Music-Video-Production/308963965959568?fref=ts

Youtube: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuOQbFXDiSzgRk4sAYf0PNA

GoodReads:

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/35827344-elias-raven

Twitter:

SoundCloud:

TBBB: Where are you from?

ER: Los Angeles, CA

TBBB: If you had to perform in a talent competition right now, what would your talent be?

ER: I’m a performance poet. I can sing and play guitar, and I am a gourmet cook. 

TBBB: What’s your favorite movie quote? (Make sure to include the name of the movie)

 ER: “In the vaults of our hearts and brains, danger waits. All the chambers are not lovely, light and high. 

There are holes in the floor of the mind, like those in a medieval dungeon floor – the stinking oubliettes, 

named for forgetting, bottle-shaped cells in solid rock with the trapdoor in the top. 

Nothing escapes from them quietly to ease us. A quake, some betrayal by our safeguards, 

and sparks of memory fire the noxious gases – things trapped for years fly free, 

ready to explode in pain and drive us to dangerous behavior…” 

― Thomas Harris, Hannibal 

TBBB: Tell us a fun fact about yourself that would surprise your readers. 

ER: I cannot whistle to save my life. 

TBBB: Okay, back to books, what genres do you write?

ER: Dark Fantasy, Paranormal, Erotic, Suspense, Thriller, Historical Romance and I will be working on a murder mystery next. 

TBBB: What is your inspiration?

ER: I take inspiration from life… From my friends and family and the people I meet in my travels. From the world I see and hear. 
In the literature I read, from the classical to the modern. Something as subtle as a picture or painting hanging in the gallery.  

Sometimes its purely physical; other times sensory and still others deeply spiritual. It takes all the elements

fused together for inspiration to rise from deep within my soul and conscious mind. 

TBBB: Tell us about your latest book?

ER: Cain – Rage Of Angels is the second book in the series. The story continues the building of the world of Cain. 

It is a fusion of the deep historical past and the modern day world of the 21st century. Book two continues where book one left off as Elias learns the magnitude of the “Sin of his Father”. That singular event would profoundly change the entire course of his house and family. It is a story of dark and light, of good versus evil. It is a story of deep spiritual significance. We learn more about the man and what he is willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves. He is like the boxer up against the ropes taking blow after blow in book one, Cain – Sins Of The Father, and who now has to take the fight to the very gates of the enemy no matter the cost.

He has to win or all is lost. 

CAIN – Sins of the Father

The family has been cursed since the beginning of time. It’s a legacy CAIN inherits from his father – and all of the f…athers before him. Generation after generation has worn the mark – a right of passage that goes back to the beginning when Adam and Eve first walked the earth and were expelled from paradise.

But now vengeance from a bastard brother, who covets all that is CAIN’s including CAIN’s true love Genevieve, ignites a war between angels and demons, heaven and hell, good and evil. Two men, two brothers, two sides – they will battle for Genevieve’s body and soul – and for the fate of the world.

The story begins with two wounded people finding their way back to love, but legacies, destinies, vengeance and betrayal will tear them apart setting in motion tragic events and explosive battles that will unleash the power that is CAIN.

The great wheel has turned and the final game has begun.

CAIN: Sins of the Father

Trailer 1

CAIN: Sins of the Father

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CAIN: Sins of the Father

Trailer 3

CAIN: Sins of the Father

Trailer 4

CAIN: Sins of the Father

Trailer 5

COMING OCTOBER 25th 

CAIN: Rage of Angels

Elias, never saw it coming. The deception had been flawless. He had looked into the dark eyes of his half-brother Qaylin. The torrent of anger and rage rose from the dark abyss of his soul at what this bastard had done. It was unlike anything he had ever felt before or since… A million times a million Cains screamed across the Heavens. Their voices echoed in his head demanding the blood of the betrayer, Qaylin!  

 Elias knew it was time he stopped fighting from a position of weakness. He had to get up and take the fight to the enemy’s doorstep. He only had a small window of time to do so. He would have to strike while they thought he was beaten. Then stand toe to toe against the forces of Hell itself. Somehow he had to even the odds in their favor and give him and his men a fighting chance to win. But his ancient enemies were powerful. It appeared as though the heavens had been eerily quiet as if the matters of men no longer mattered to the angelic host. It seemed Lucifer had full dominion over this mortal coil. If that was so, what chance did Elias and his men have against such an enemy? 

“The Rage of Angels” is the explosive second book in the CAIN series.

Reveal video

CAIN: Rage of Angels trailer

COMING IN NOVEMBER

LETTERS AWAY

Elias Raven & Sharon Johnson

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Kimberly Cortez says:

    Elias Raven is an incredibly talented Poet, Author and Musician. He is also a amazing, giving and educated human being. A mentor to many he doesn’t hesitate to share his knowledge .

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Rachelle Jones says:

    Awesome Highlight!!!! Elias is amazing at so many things!!! Congratulations Elias!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Michelle says:

    Excellent spotlight on Elias Raven. He is an extremely talented author~poet!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. leahnegron says:

    Excellent interview Elias! It’s nice to know a little more about the man behind the scenes and not just the writer!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Marcia Heastan says:

    Awesome spotlight on Elias. He is an amazing author!

    Liked by 1 person

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