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Prince of Charming

"Author, Karen Fox makes her bold mark on the paranormal romance community with her latest release Prince of Charming--a dazzling "otherworldly" tale that holds the reader in a vice-like grip from the first page forward.  With snappy dialogue, a well-defined plot, emotional depth and a wonderful cast of endearing characters, Ms. Fox is sure to rise to the top with this mesmerizing story. "
--Karen Goodman for
New-Age Bookshelf

Winner for the 2001 Award of Excellence in the Paranormal Category

Finalist for 2001 National Readers' Choice Award

Finalist for the Golden Quill Award

#23 on Amazon.com's Bestseller List for Fantasy, Futuristic and Ghost

Heart Rate Reviews

| First Chapter | Review Quotes | Readers Speak | Why Did I Write This Book? |

Prince of Charming

Kate Carmichael has not had an easy life.  After her mother's death, her father left her in the care of a kind friend while he attempted to settle his debts, but he never returned.  Now, twelve years later, Kate's guardian has passed away.   And without a will promising her the Victorian house, the guardian's next of kin is ready to take possession and throw her out on the street.

With only a week before she's evicted, Kate must find the will.   During her search, she inadvertently frees Robin Goodfellow from the portrait he has been magically trapped in for the past two hundred years, but the spell isn't completely broken.  Some mysterious force compels Robin to remain at Kate's side.   And even as they agree to help each other, a different kind of magic takes hold--leaving them spellbound in love...

Jove Magical Love
December 2000
ISBN 0-515-12974-7

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Review Quotes for Prince of Charming

"Karen Fox manages to weave a tale that is both charming and suspenseful.  Prince of Charming is a lighthearted romance that will have you laughing out loud as you follow Kate and Robin on their journey of magic and love."
--Jennifer Stewart, Escape to Romance

"Karen Fox's newest release Prince of Charming is another example of why I never hesitate to buy Jove books.  They are consistently well written, unique and wonderfully entertaining stories that give me exactly what I'm looking for--a break, a light, happy read and an afternoon spent with a smile on my face.  I completely enjoyed Karen's writing style, and she will be an author I watch in the future."
--Sue Waldeck, Road to Romance

"This is a sweet but action packed book and Ms. Fox keeps you guessing about possible endings.  You will not want to put it down until reach the end.  I look forward to the next book of hers about the fae (fairy) folk...Buttercup Baby.
--Cy Korte, Book Isle

"Karen Fox has penned a warm, funny and quite delightful tale that is very special."
--Romantic Times

"I was halfway through the last book of a series when I flipped this one open, and I switched and read this one straight through to the end.  I look forward to the next.  And I'll know better than to start it when it's already late at night. <g>"
--Shelly Raines, ParanormalRomance

"Totally enchanting!  A book I could not put down and one I highly recommend.  A keeper to add to my shelves."
--Maureen Boylan for HeartRateReviews

"Karen Fox has carved out a special fairy circle for her readers to come back to time and again as she leaves us spellbound in laughter and fiery love.
--Suzanne Coleburn, The Belles and Beaux of Romance

"Ms. Fox pens a terrific tale of magic and love.  The pages fairly vibrate with the sexual tension these two characters create between them and the fantasy come to life plot makes Prince of Charming a delightful story that will charm its readers page after page."
--Rendezvous

"I thought Prince of Charming was a very good Fairy Tale.   I usually don't care much for stories about fairies, but I was truly charmed by Robin.  Kate's insecurities as a large, full-figured woman rang true, as did the fact that Robin saw her beauty.  ..this was altogether an enjoyable story and was well worth the reading."
--
Flora for Bookaholics.com

"Readers will stand up and cheer for Karen Fox's Prince of Charming!  Finally, a heroine who's a real woman.  Finally, a hero who knows what a rare find she is!  Finally, a book for us all to adore!  Thank you Karen Fox for creating the most lovable hero romance has seen in a long, long time!"
--Maggie Shayne, Destiny, February 2001

"Ms. Fox has penned a delightful tale filled to the brim with passion, warmth and humor.  This story was great fun.   Karen threw in a little surprise at the end that put the couple's happiness over the top.  Nope, I'm not telling.  You'll just have to read the book.  And if you like it as much as I did, get psyched because there will be another!  This time the fairy will be a female in search of a mortal prince."
--Leslie Tramposch, ParaNormal Romance (PNR)

"What a fun read!  I zipped through Prince of Charming, turning pages as fast as I could.  This is the first book by Karen Fox that I've read, but it will not be the last.  Robin and Kate are terrific characters, with depths that I enjoyed watching develop.  The magical aspects were fun, making a good story into a great one.  I urge readers of paranormal romance to pick up this book as quickly as they can."
--Karen Larsen, Scribes World Reviews

"I started reading this book late one evening.  I have to tell you right now, that was a BIG mistake!  By the time I put it down, it was very late and I had already read about half of the book.  I...am eagerly waiting for more of the same from Karen Fox."
--Kathy Boswell, Kathy's Faves and Raves

"Fans of Jove's Magical Love line take heart.  Prince of Charming is a fantastical journey in the faery tale realm of myth, magic, and happily-ever-after.   Karen Fox's fantasy romance is sweet and charming, with plenty of Fae magic to burn up the pages."
--Cheryl Jeffries, Romance Journal

"Highly enjoyable and well written.  I could almost believe that magic existed.  The author had many different things going that will keep her readers glued to the story.  Here is an author that aims to please!"
--Detra Fitch, Huntress Book Reviews

Prince of Charming is a wonderful, sexy novel that captures your imagination right from the start.  Make sure you put Prince of Charming on your Christmas list!"
--Shari Brennan, Sime~Gen

"While proficient in the mechanics of writing such as plot, pace and dialogue, the true strength of Ms. Fox's writing lies in her ability to create highly engaging characters in the context of a realistic, plausible fantasy.  Though three years in the coming, Prince of Charming has proved well worth the wait.  I look forward to her next book, Queen of Hearts in fall 2001."
--Sondrea Cash, Romance Reviews Today

"Prince of Charming is just that, a charming book to read about the struggles two people have with their inner and outer turmoils.  Sexual tensions abounds and beneath that, love.  Well done!"
--Mary Kay Moore, Mystic Visions

"Sweet and sensual, Prince of Charming offers something for all readers.  From characters that appeal and sizzle to conflicts that draw the reader into the story and refuses to release them until the final page.  A page turner and a welcome edition to one's reading pile.  Karen Fox proves that her writing is simply charming."
--John Richard, UReviewIt

"Prince of Charming is an amusing fantasy romance that will enchant sub-genre fans.  Karen Fox writes a novel that is fun to read."
--Harriet Klausner, Romance Foretold, BookBrowser Reviews, Reader to Reader

"I've never enjoyed a book so much!"
--Beth Anne Steckiel, Beth Anne's Book Corner
RWA's Bookseller of the Year 2000

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Readers Speak

"I just finished PRINCE of CHARMING, I had to write you and tell you how much I enjoyed the story. It took me a while to get a copy of it. I saw the title about a year ago and put it on my list of books to get. Well I received my copy (autographed) last week and read it this week. I couldn't put it down. You are now on my favorite author list, now I have to read all your other books."
-- Janet J. (email)

"I just read & enjoyed Prince of Charming...I went to Amazon to find more of your books and was able to find several. I did not find the book mentioned at the end of Prince of Charming - Queen of Hearts. Do you anticipate it being published in the future? I hope so..."
--Deb, Librarian/Media Specialist, Mount Gilead High School, Mount Gilead, OH

"I just finished reading Prince of Charming. This is different than what I am used to reading, but it was very interesting. And I might add, a well written story."
--Rissa (email)

"I just finished reading Prince of Charming and I wanted to take some time to tell you how much I absolutely loved it.  The way you mixed the mortal world with the world of the Fae was outstanding.   Seeing such old favorites as Robin Goodfellow, Oberon and Titania brought into a new light was absolutely delightful.  I...look forward to more ventures into the Fae world..."
--Jennifer (email)

"I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know the I LOVED Prince of Charming.  In fact, I loved it so much I literally couldn't put it down.    The fact that Robin appreciated Kate's body type and saw her as beautiful makes me wish that he really existed.  I can't wait to buy the next one!!!!"
--Krissy (email)

"YOU DID IT AGAIN!  You forced me into doing nothing else on a Sunday afternoon, even though floors needed vacuuming, clothes needed washing, hubby  needed dinner...OH NO, I couldn't put my copy of Prince of Charming down for one minute...it held me mesmerized, just like Buttercup Baby did!  You've spoiled me, Karen.  I want these stories to go on and on and on.   Your books were delightful! Charming! Uplifting! Mesmerizing! Sexy but sweet!   Your books are addicting!"
--Kiki (email)

"I am now reading Prince of Charming.   I love the story.  I love things like this.  I can't wait to read Buttercup Baby."
--Bobette (email)

"I wanted to tell you that I read Prince of Charming and I *loved* it.  It was whimsical, creative, fun, and heart warming, not to mention beautifully written.  I loaned it to a friend in the office, and she loved it just as much.  We're both eagerly awaiting Queen of Hearts."
--Cathy (email)

"I just finished your book, Prince of Charming.  It was wonderful and I loved Kate's spunk!  I love where the fairy realm entrance was at Disney World!!! Great place for magic!!! Anyways I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed it and can't wait for Queen of Hearts.  Keep writing great magical books!"
--Nicci (email)

"[This was] brilliant and touching and memorable--definite keeper shelf material."
--Isabo (email)

"I just completed your book, Prince of Charming.  I am looking forward to Queen of Hearts.  I know I will enjoy that one as much as I did this one.  Again I would like to thank you for a very well written story.  One that I enjoyed alot."
--Bette (email)

"I just finished reading your book, Prince of Charming, and I absolutely adored it!  Kudos to you for showing that not every romance-novel heroine has to be reed-thin!  I loved the storyline and your book actually had me dragging out my college Art History textbook to look at the Hilliard miniatures!  Your book was so incredibly magical, and the characters were so alive!   I can't wait to read the next one!"
--Kelly (email)

"I really enjoyed Prince of Charming.   I am looking forward to Ariel and getting to see Robin and Kate again in Queen of Hearts."
--Chris (email)

"I just read Prince of Charming and I loved it!!!!!!!!!!  I can't wait for Queen of Hearts!!!!!!"
--Karen (email)

"I was halfway through the last book of a series when I flipped this one open, and I switched and read this one straight through to the end.  I look forward to the next.  And I'll know better than to start it when it's already late at night. <g>"
--Shelly  (email)

"..enjoyed it too darned much!  It kept me from a dozen things I should have been doing instead.  Very glad to see the next one's due out in a few months.  I'll be first in line!"
--Carol (email)

"I just finished reading your book and loved it, and I can hardly wait to read Queen of Hearts."
--Mary (email)

"I have just finished reading your book, Prince of Charming, and I was enchanted by Robin Goodfellow...I even found myself falling in love with him! =)  I really liked your tale and I can't wait until your next book comes out.  As a hopeful future author, I thank you for writing such a great "faerie" tale!
--Leah (age 17) (email)

"I read Prince of Charming and I loved it!  I normally do not read books of "supernatural" nature but this book fascinated me from chapter one.  Thanks for the great read :)"
--Beth (email)

"Prince of Charming was a great book.   Loved it."
--Lisa (email)

"Karen, I loved Prince of Charming and have been recommending it to others in the Paranormal Romance Chatroom.  Since I read it, I have been getting as many books as I could find that you wrote!  Just got Grand Design last week and am looking forward to Buttercup Baby.  I am so glad that you will be writing more Jove Magicals--I love them and I am sure yours will be wonderful."
--Tommie Lynn (email)

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Why Did I Write This Book?

In glancing through my book of Things That Never Were, I happened across an entry on Robin Goodfellow also known as Puck.  While I've never been attracted to Puck, the handsome drawing of Robin included with this entry caught my eye at once and set me to thinking--an immortal who is half-human, half-Fae, endowed with magical powers and a potent sexuality.  I could do something with that and I did.  Before long, Robin came to life--as sexy a hero as I've ever created.  So, who was right for him?   As I'm tall (nearly six foot) and well-endowed <g>, I decided to pass these traits onto my heroine--Kate Carmichael--who's always felt out of sync with the thin stereotype for women today.  But Robin isn't from today and Kate is just right for him.  Let the fun begin!!

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