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.

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    About.com- Romance Fiction
    Providing a library of information on the current romance writers, as well as reviews of their works fiction.
    All About Romance
    Reviews, news, features, romance author interviews, and reader forums.
    Allreaders Romance Search Engine
    Allows searching by plot elements, theme, characters, and setting.
    Bella Online: Romance Books
    Find weekly romance reviews, author interviews, and regular discussions with other romance readers and writers. Check out huge links section to related sites.
    BYRON Book Reference Database
    Easy-to-use database of detailed information on genre fiction with multiple searchable tracking features, including sequels and themes. Updates available.
    Coffee Time Romance
    Romance reviews, interviews, newsletter, and messageboard.
    Romance Junkies
    Book reviews, author biographies, calendar of events, free postcards, and victorian calling cards.
    The Romance Studio
    A community site for fans of romantic fiction - readers, authors, agents, publishers, book sellers, cover models and other industry professionals.
    Sequels and Prequels for Romance Novels
    Project by readers for readers, to provides a simple yet concise listing of sequels and prequels. Includes alphabetized lists in the categories of single titles, romance, and publisher series, and submission guidelines.
    Simegen
    Romance writers webpages, author of month, reviews, and message boards.
    Subversion: Celebrating Women's Fiction
    Interactive community and online magazine for readers of romance novels.
    We Really Dig Romance Novels
    From contemporary to historical from paranormal to time travel, cover art, synopsis, links to authors and related issues
    Writerspace
    Author hosting, chat rooms, bulletin boards, readers calendar, and reviews.

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