We have put together a unique Valentine’s Day Gift Guide inspired by the wonderful books published here at Patchwork Press.

We chose a wide range of gift ideas.These are fun and quirky gifts for anyone or really any holiday. For the most part these can be found on etsy and they are all pretty reasonably priced.

Ignite Series by Erica Crouch


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Price: $24.90-$33.90 

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Pen, the main character of the series, has an affinity for words, which makes these stockings an item she would adore. Also you can customize these to say whatever you want! Maybe even get a passage from the Ignite series with some of Erica’s beautiful writing.


 Infinity Angel Wing Necklace

Price: $42 

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This necklace beautifully portray’s Michael and Pen’s relationship. We all ship that one! I love that it is simple and understated yet gorgeous. This is definitely something anyone would love. Dainty jewelry has been more trendy recently and would be a great Ignite inspired piece to wear.

Hitchhiker’s Strain Series by Kellie Sheridan 


Guitar Pick Bracelet  

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Kellie Sheridan has written an action packed zombie series that any Walking Dead fan would love. When I found this bracelet I immediately thought of her books. This bracelet is fun and looks like it would be a great edition to any zombie killing wardrobe.

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Price: $9.95

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This gift set includes “zombie” soap, lip balm, and this cute draw string bag. It is an adorable quirky gift idea for the zombie fan you know. This packing makes this gift great and I think the characters of the Hitchhiker’s Strain series would have loved some zombie repellent!

Follow The White Rabbit by Kellie Sheridan


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Price: $20.00

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Kellie is an avid tea drinker and lover of Alice in Wonderland so we thought this teacup would be rather fitting for her Follow The White Rabbit series. This pretty teacup set would be perfect for fans of Alice in Wonderland or just enthusiastic tea drinkers. I need this cup in my life.

il_570xN.645387270_9g0xAlice In Wonderland Book Scarf

Price: $42

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This scarf looks gorgeous. It has illustrations as well as excerpts from Alice in Wonderland. Beyond being the dream accessory for any book lover it would be a great edition to any outfit and could definitely be worn with a casual outfit or a more fancy look.

Four of a Kind by Kellie Sheridan



Four of A Kind Tank

Price: $14.99

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Every time I hear this title I think of cards. I found the perfect tank for it. I think this is really cute and fun.

Madly, Deeply by Erica Crouch



Annabel Lee Nail Polish

Price: $10.00

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This etsy shop makes literary inspired nail polish. This one has the same origin as Madly, Deeply and has a similar tone as well. Dark and stormy with a spark that you can’t resist.


Quote Art

Price: $10.00

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This upcycled art work is beautiful. This one has a quote from Annabel Lee, which Madly, Deeply is based on. I love this quote and I think this is a wonderful gift for any Edgar Allan Poe lover.

Grimm Legacy by Janna Jennings

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Price: $20-35 

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This show is great and a lover of fairytale retellings will adore it. Obviously if you have netflix or amazon instant video then buying the dvd set isn’t a great option. If the person doesn’t have those video subscriptions this is a nice gift because you can watch it together.


Vintage Fairytale book

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This item in particular was sold on etsy but it is more the idea of it. I think it is really nice to get someone a vintage story book. Especially a children’s one because it can make people nostalgic. If you love fairy tale retellings it is really adorable to see the artwork in some of these older children’s books.

Water by Terra Harmony


il_570xN.268197439Four Elements Necklace

Price: $10.00

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Terra Harmony’s Akasha series is based on the four elements and when I saw this necklace I knew it was perfect. It shows all of the four elements in not just the traditional sense. It is really pretty and has a cool design.


Four Elements Bath Salts

Price: $20.00

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I love this idea of the bath salts for each element. Products like this can be something people don’t buy for themselves or forget to buy. I think this is a really nice gift and even fits really well with this series’ inspiration.

The Rising by Terra Harmony


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Price: $15.80

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Terra Harmony’s The Rising features a mermaid and this dainty necklace is a perfect match for the book.

il_570xN.663793837_1dahCrescent Moon Necklace

Price: $15.80

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The Rising also features werewolves. So what better represents a werewolf than the moon. What I love most about these two gifts for The Rising is that they could be worn together and look really great because gold and silver combined has been very popular.

Ennara and the Book of Shadows by Angela Myron


Goddess il_570xN.547201889_mmweDiana Cuff Bracelet

Price: $28

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Since the Ennara series is fantasy, I was so excited when I found this bracelet. It screams fantasy to me. It has the intriguing mystery of fantasy as well as the beautiful elegance of the genre.

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Price: $16.90

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When I think fantasy I think dragons. This pick is based off the Ennara and the Book of Shadows cover. I think ear cuffs look wicked cool and are so fun to see. This one has glitter which doesn’t make it as scary and goes really well with the cover.

Puppet by Pauline Harris


Vintage Pinoil_570xN.346168773cchio Charm Bracelet

Price: $38

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This charm bracelet is really cute and features all of the classic characters and scenes from the Pinocchio story. It is really quirky and interesting. Any Pinocchio lover will find this to be a wonderful gift.

downloadLittle Golden Book: Pinocchio

Price: $3.99

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The Disney Little Golden Books are my childhood and I think that goes for a lot of people. Something like this can be really meaningful to someone and especially if they are a Pinocchio junkie.

I hope you enjoyed our Patchwork Press Valentine’s Day Gift Guide! This was definitely our quirky spin on the traditional Valentine’s day gift. We definitely hope to do more posts like this in the future.

Madly DeeplyMadly, Deeply by Erica Crouch 
Published by Patchwork Press, Published June 2014 
Genres: New AdultParanormal,Period PieceRomance 

It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea…

Annaleigh Wells and William Calloway had a love even the angels envied. It was as if the universe spun them toward one another, like the stars crafted their souls to fit perfectly together.

With a wedding on the horizon, fate had a change of heart. Whispered warnings from phantoms and morbid nightmares darkened every night—but even visions of the future couldn’t save Annaleigh.

Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s poem Annabel Lee, Crouch’s period romance Madly, Deeply tells the tale of love so great, it cannot be contained in just one life.

Surprise! Cover reveal!

I would have announced this earlier, but this is kind of a last minute thing, and it’s super exciting/terrifying. So before I get into specifics about this book and the cover, let’s talk about how it came to be…

Madly, Deeply was originally supposed to be the opening story to the Patchwork Press anthology, The Lost Locket of Lahari. I’ve been working really, really hard on it for the past few months, and the other week (after a long day of writing), I finished the story! Yay! Celebrate! Throw the confetti!

Immediately after reading through it once more for basic proofing, I sent it off to my beta readers — Patchwork Press’ new intern, Kara (who is lovely and smart and a great editor), and of course I had to also send the finished manuscript on to Kellie Sheridan. Kellie read through it right away, tore through it on the weekend faster than I ever expected. I got my first email back from her right after she started reading it. It said something along the lines of…

Hey, have you considered making this a standalone story?

And I laughed. Because, no, of course not, this is the story for the anthology that’s supposed to come out in July. And if I made this a standalone, I’d have to write an entirely new story for the anthology. Don’t be crazy. So I told her…

Nah, I don’t think so. I wouldn’t have time to write a new story for the anthology.

And she said…

Are you sure? This would be a great standalone. It’s really good!

So I started thinking. Should it be a standalone? I’d have to flesh out a few chapters a bit more (since I wrote it with the idea of it being novella-ish in length). But I was already double over the anthology word count goal. It wouldn’t take too much more to make it a standalone. The Great Gatsby was only 48k, after all. This story will probably settle in around 55-60k. It could be a great, compact story. That would actually do some service, as it’s based on an Edgar Allan Poe poem — and he’s the master of telling a great story in a compressed style.

I emailed her back…

You think it would work?

And she said…

Yes! Do it! I’m loving it.

So with some convincing, I pulled it from the anthology. (Don’t worry — I’ll still be contributing a story to the Lost Locket of Lahari, I’ll just have to write it super quickly. The good news is, it’s already plotted out. So there’s that.)

I scoured for an image, lucked across a beautiful image of a girl in water, shrouded in purple fabric, and knew it would be the perfect cover for Madly, Deeply. I designed the cover, Wednesday we sent out the reveal invites, and today… The reveal!

Madly, Deeply FULL

Sometimes that’s how self-publishing happens: suddenly, surprisingly, and quickly.

I’m really, really, really excited about this book. I feel like it’s one of my best, and I love the story (and the characters)! I’ve talked about the story a lot on this blog already, teasing linesand talking about the writing process I’ve gone through to put it all together. I can’t wait to release it into the world and have people read it for what it is. Hopefully it makes an impact. It seemed to make one on Kellie. While she was reading the book, she sent me this:


Don’t worry, it’s a good kind of hate you. But to anyone who reads this book: I’m sorry. 🙂 Make sure to add Madly, Deeply to GoodReads, and look for it sometime late June!