Friday, January 27, 2017

{ AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT - 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!

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The Raven Cave

The first collection of poetry released by Author Elias Raven. The collection spans over 10 years of his poetry, delving into his beliefs on spirituality, life, relationships, family, romance & erotica. This collection also features poetry from 9 authors, some very well known and others publishing for the first time in this collection.

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
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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.

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Letters Away: A Love Story
Elias Raven & Sharon Johnson

     Imagine your life before phones, computers, TVs, Texts and social media. Imagine you only had one way to communicate and the was through letters. Those letters might take days, weeks or even months to reach you. You have no idea what's happening with the other person. So, everyday there you are almost holding your breath, while you wait and wonder if today will be the day that another letter will arrive... Tick tock... Tick tock... Tick tock...

    Days go by and still no letter. Then weeks and you begin to wonder if you'll ever recieve another one. Then finally!! The mail man knocks on your door and hands you that precious lifeline! Getting that letter means he's still alive. Your heart is pounding out of your chest as you rip open that letter from the one person you know in your heart, you can't live without!!!

     Follow Jacob and Belle, two high school sweethearts separated, after Jacob is drafted into the Korean War in 1951. 

     Their story is a tale of timeless love, in an era of innocence long forgotten. Watch as they fall deeper in love, the closer Jacob gets to leaving to fight in a war, where he and Belle could lose everything. Through a series of beautifully written letters, we see them as children, starting out as enemies; until the summer Jacob saves Belle from drowning. See them grow from two inseparable best friends, becoming a couple in love. Will Jacob and Belle have the bright and happy future they’ve always dreamed of? Will Jacob return home wounded or worse, never coming home at all? Will their love, sustain them through all of the challenges they have to face in the midst of a cruel twist of fate, neither can control? 

Letters Away: A Love Story - The Prequel
Elias Raven & Sharon Johnson

     Novella of diary and journal entries from 'Letters Away A Love Story' Written by Elias Raven and Sharon Johnson. Come Along with us as we get an even more detailed look at Jacob and Belle's epic and timeless love story after Jacob is drafted into the Korean war in June 1951. See how it all began...

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