This subcategory is dedicated to sites about romance novels, i.e. promoting romance fiction books and writing. Key elements are a pair of individuals in a monogamous relationship ending in a happily ever after. This genre is also closely linked with Women's Fiction.
Romance novels are most often printed in one of three formats:categories (shorter format with limited shelf time of about one month - i.e. Harlequin, Loveswept, Mills & Boon, and Silhouette) single titles (longer format with multi-month shelf time) e-books
Romance novels come in several subgenres, some of which have additional sub-subgenres:African-American a.k.a. Multicultural Contemporary (Chick-Lit and Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Sports, Western) Historical (Americana, Medieval, Native American, Regency, Scottish, Western) Inspirational a.k.a. Christian Paranormal (Faerie, Futuristic, Ghost, Psychic, Shapeshifter, Time Travel, Vampire, Witch) Teen a.k.a. Young Adult
Additionally, romances are rated on a scale from "sweet" (little or no sex) to "spicy" (erotic romance). Sites featuring or about erotica should be submitted to the appropriate category in Adult.