Light Paranormal Category
WINNER of the Booksellers Best Award
Finalist for the Colorado Romance Writers
Award of Excellence
Dorothy Parker Award of Excellence
Reviewers Choice Award Winner
Dorothy Parker Award of Excellence
2001 P.E.A.R.L. Nominee
#91 on Amazon.com's Bestseller List for Fantasy,
Futuristic and Ghost
"I highly recommend this gloriously magical story. Karen Fox
can create the most delightful characters and most whimsical stories. This is a
spin-off story of Prince of Charming, but it totally stands on its own.
This book is definitely one of those 'not to be put down until it is finished'
stories. I eagerly look forward to what Karen Fox will come up with next. I know
it is sure to be a winner."
--Kathy Boswell, ,Romance and Friends The
Ariel of the Fae had never seen a baby before. But then why would she have?
Children do not exist in her realm. So the moment she finally enters the mortal
world and spies a sleeping child, Ariel falls instantly in love--and decides she
wants one. All she needs is a suitable mortal man...
Rand Thayer meets all the criteria. He is handsome, healthy--and fertile.
Perfect. Except for one small problem... When Ariel boldly marches up to him and
asks him to impregnate her, her flat-out refuses! While Rand may be a good
catch, he certainly is not an easy one. Now, Ariel will have to rethink her
less-than-tactful tactics and consider the strange possibility of getting to
know him first...
(Originally titled QUEEN OF HEARTS)
Jove Magical Love
Review Quotes for Buttercup Baby
"This cute fantasy romance brings a fairy from Titania's court
to the mortal world. ...Fox has more than enough fun with the difficulties of
a Shakespearean fairy learning to cope with the modern world..."
--Carolyn Cushman, Locus Magazine
"Buttercup Baby is a lighthearted look at human-Fae
relations at their most delightfully intimate. Karen Fox, author of Prince
of Charming, has created another enchanting book for Jove's Magical Love
--Heart to Heart, Barnes & Noble Booksellers
"Another book where the story is a pleasure to read through to the end. The joy
and excitement of the story will keep you turning pages until the very end and
wishing for more. Ms. Fox does leave an opening for another Fae story with Ariel
and Rand's daughter who Oberon pronounces part Fae; so we can only hope!"
--Cy Korte, Book Isle
"A lively, enchanting love story filled with strong emotion and humor. An
absolute gem as only Karen Fox can write."
-- MB, Rendezvous
"If you like stories about Fairies, you'll enjoy this book. It has an
interesting twist concerning the relationship between the world of the Fae and
the world of mortals."
--Debra Douglas, Old Book Barn Gazette
"Gifted author Karen Fox follows up her wonderful Prince of Charming
with the delightful Buttercup Baby. Join the magic and the emotion of
this special charmer. ****"
--Jill Smith, Romantic Times
"Priceless...the first word that comes to mind to describe Karen Fox's new book.
Magic and mayhem for sure but something you wouldn't want to miss. It brings
tears to your eyes and makes you wait for more--like the story of their child,
for example. This book in Jove's Magical Love line is nothing short of a keeper.
Priceless, just as I said."
--Jessica, A Romance Review
"Buttercup Baby is a humorous fantasy romance starring two warm
characters. The essence of this tale and its predecessor (see Prince of
Charming) is that the audience believe in the realm of the Fae so that
everything that occurs to and is done by Ariel works in support of that concept.
The fun story line provides the audience with humorous escapist material but
also contains a serious subtle sub-theme of prejudice against an entire
subspecies that stands as a reminder to the reader that Arab-Americans must be
allowed and encouraged to
join in our collective grieving."
--Harriet Klausner, ParaNormal Romance
"I would never have guessed that tears of the Fae turned into opals! Or that
each hiccup made a buttercup fall into their lap! Or that green Jell-O could...
Well, you get my point. This is one love story readers will NEVER forget! Karen
Fox's pen brings magic to life! Not many authors could make Faeries and magic
seem REAL! I kept forgetting this was a work of fiction. Highly recommended! It
gets no better than this!"
--Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews
"Readers who delighted in Prince of Charming will adore Buttercup
Baby. I found it funny, charming, sweet, and very romantic, a read of the
pick-me-up, feel good variety. It is this reviewer's hope that Ms. Fox will
continue to share the lives of the Fae with her readers."
--Leslie Tramposch, ParaNormal Romance
"Ariel, deposed queen of the Pillywiggins, is sent by Oberon, the King of the
Faery, to check on his mortal baby grandson. Captivated by the infant, she
decides that she must have one of her own. Rand, a handsome carpenter, is also
visiting the child. He seems like the ideal candidate for setting her plan in
motion but turns out to be quite difficult to seduce. Fortunately fairies have
their own sensuous ways, which Fox describes in exquisite detail. Ariel finally
gets him to bed, magics away his condom, and sets off all the electrical
appliances in his house with her orgasm. Unable to return to the magical realm,
Ariel stays with Rand, meets his extensive family, and discovers that her magic
has gone seriously awry, resulting in a series of disasters, one involving vast
quantities of green Jell-O! Fox's good-natured fantasy romance isn't all
sweetness and light; it's spiked with suspense once a stalker discovers that
Ariel weeps opals."
--American Library Association's Booklist
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"I can tell you I love this novel. The revisit to the characters
from Prince of Charming is enchanting. I truly get into these fairy
people who give up their kingdoms for love."
"I just adored your Buttercup Baby and added it to my All-Time Most
"Hi! I just finished reading your books, Prince of Charming and
Buttercup Baby. They were great. I'm certainly a fan now."
"Karen - I just read Buttercup Baby. I hate you! It's so great, darnit.
It made me laugh, cry and scream!"
"I just recently read Buttercup Baby and loved it! I am on a hunt for
the back titles now, and the books The Wyrd Sisters did together. They sound
"I just loved both the books from you I have so far. Prince of Charming
and Buttercup Baby!!! Absolutely adorable and forever keepers
on my bookshelves. Will there be a new story about Rose? I do hope so!"
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Why Did I Write This Book?
This book grew out of a desire to write another story
involving the Fae and started as a "what if?" What if a faery wanted to have
a baby? How would she get pregnant? What would her pregnancy be like? And
what kind of hero could handle her? Thanks to brainstorming sessions with my
critique group, Ariel and Rand came to life and the adventure was off.
Originally I didn't know Rand's family would play such an important role in
this story, but they insisted on being involved. I hope you enjoy this very
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