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. http://mybook.to/CandyCapers
You can find out more The Brain Tumour Charity here: https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/
For the younger writers, Raven & Drake currently have an open call for another charity anthology entitled ‘Animal Adventures’, which is raising money for Margaret Green Animal Rescue.
Animal Adventures will be a collection animal stories for kids, by kids, with submissions opening on 15th May.
Submissions are open for children aged 16 and under, so sorry no adults allowed!
The stories can be up to 2000 words and drawing to accompany the stories are welcome.
You can find out more about Raven & Drake here: https://www.ravenanddrakepublishing.co.uk/