Raven & Drake is an independent book company whose name has become synonymous with the horror genre, following their collection of anthologies which often end with a gruesome twist. Their latest collection however, entitled Candy Capers is a more family friendly compilation for the sweet tooth reader.
Whilst Candy Capers is not the first family friendly book from Raven & Drake, this is an area which they will be looking to move towards more in the future. Although they have confirmed that will be maintaining the horror themes in a majority of the upcoming titles.
These authors take us on sweet-filled journeys all in aid of the Brain Tumour Charity. Keep your toothbrush at the ready as you settle into these sugary sweet candy adventures.
Raven & Drake with be releasing Candy Capers on 20th May on ebook and paperback. The book brings together a variety of authors and artists who let their imaginations and inner child run wild as they look to take you on an adventure.
Filled with a unique collection of drabbles, shorts stories and artwork, it takes you on a journey into a series of magical locations based around the theme of Candy and is suitable for all ages
Who can take a sunrise
Sprinkle it with dew
Cover it with chocolate and a miracle or two?
– Sammy Davis Jr
Get ready to delve into candy-filled worlds full of lollipop trees and chocolate rivers. Marshmallow marshlands and jellybean paved roads. Bubblegum trees and gingerbread houses. Prepare to battle peppermint witches, cotton candy monsters and sugar-fuelled squirrels.
The charity has been compiled by Raven & Drake to raise money and awareness, with all royalties to go to The Brain Tumour Charity.
Raven & Drake founder Gemma Paul had the following to say about the book:
“Candy Capers came about after my cousin was seeking funding for brain tumour treatment in Germany after 3 years of fighting the disease. I wanted to do something to not only help her, but others as well, and the way I saw to do that was to create a book and donate all proceeds to The Brain Tumour Charity. I have a circle of highly talented indie authors who are always looking for something new and fun to write, but also who were passionate about helping to raise money for a cancer that is one of the biggest killers in under 40s, yet only receives 1% of national funding in the UK.
The theme was inspired by my cousin Natalie’s love of baking and the decision was to make the stories family-friendly so that the book could reach a wider audience. The contributing authors really out did themselves, not only with the quality of the writing, but also with the imagination they brought forth to create these sugar-filled candy adventures.”
Candy Capers: In Aid of the Brain Tumour Charity is available to pre-order now on ebook and will be available on paperback on 20th May.
You can find out more The Brain Tumour Charity HERE.