Meet Elias one of the Resident Poets
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!
The Painted Shadows Poetry Collection
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.
The Painted Shadows Poetry Collection:
CAIN – Sins of the Father
The Cain family has many secrets. The only son Elias, an alpha male and former rock star, has the “look” with a set of eyes and smile that will drop a girl’s panties at 10 yards. He is the heir apparent to the wealthiest family in the world and it’s now time for the transition of power. But some things never go as planned – especially for this family.
When Elias’ one true love Genevieve returns to his life, they start on a journey to unravel the twisted knot that has been laid before them. They enter the serpentine labyrinth of deceit and despair. Two worlds will collide and meet in the middle. Two men will vie for the love of one woman and to the victor will go her soul. There is no second place, and the very gates of heaven and hell will shake as these two gear up for the ultimate confrontation.
The distant past and the modern world will collide on a rocket ride of twisting emotions and imagery. Every story has a beginning, buckle up for this one.
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