• Margaret Amatt

500+ Keywords for Romance Novels to use on Amazon KPD

Do you struggle to think up those seven "keywords" when setting up your book on KDP? I know I do. Why isn't there a list anywhere? Something you can dip in and out of when you need it?

Tada! There is now! Right here.

Let's nail those keywords

I've researched a list of over 500 keywords (or actually key phrases!), using a weird tip I discovered for using the Amazon search bar. This took quite some time but there's no point in this list gathering dust on my desktop. If others can use it too, then great! Let's nail those keywords.

The list features keywords used in a wide range of romance subgenres, so you'll need to go through it and highlight the ones that fit your book. I haven't broken it into categories and it's in simple A-Z format.

I'm a Scottish girl, so I use UK spellings but I have added the US ones if I spotted an obvious one. You can adapt the spellings to suit your preferred marketplace.


 

List of Keywords


A

  • Accidental pregnancy romance

  • Adult romance

  • Affair romance

  • Afraid to Commit romance

  • African American romance

  • Age gap forbidden romance

  • Age gap romance

  • Air force romance

  • Alien abduction romance

  • Alien romance

  • All grown up romance

  • Alpha hero romance

  • Alpha male romance

  • Alpha wolf romance

  • American football romance

  • Amish romance

  • Amnesia romance

  • Amputee romance

  • Ancient Egypt romance

  • Angel romance

  • Angels romance

  • Antihero romance

  • Aristocrat romance

  • Army romance

  • Arranged marriage romance

  • Asexual romance

  • Assassin romance

  • Athlete romance

B

  • Baby romance

  • Bad boy good girl romance

  • Bad boy romance

  • Bar owner romance

  • Baseball romance

  • Basketball romance

  • Beach romance

  • Beauty and the beast romance

  • Best friend romance

  • Best friends brother romance

  • Best friends dad romance

  • Best friends ex romance

  • Best friends Lover romance

  • Best friends sister romance

  • Bet romance

  • Biker romance

  • Billionaire romance

  • Blackmail romance

  • Blind date romance

  • Blind romance

  • Bodyguard romance

  • Book club romance

  • Book shop romance

  • Book store romance

  • Boxing romance

  • Bridesmaid romance

  • Bromance

  • Bromance romance

  • Bromance series

  • Brothers best friend romance

  • Brothers friend romance

  • Bully romance

  • bwwm romance

C

  • Cafe romance

  • Casino romance

  • Celebrity romance

  • CEO romance

  • Cheating romance

  • Chick lit romance

  • Christian romance

  • Christmas romance

  • City romance

  • Class warfare romance

  • Clean romance

  • Climbing romance

  • Coffee shop romance

  • College bully romance

  • College romance

  • College sports romance

  • College tutor romance

  • Comedy romance

  • Contemporary romance

  • Cowboy romance

  • Crush romance

  • Curvy girl romance

D

  • Daddy dom romance

  • Dark bully romance

  • Dark high school bully romance

  • Dark mafia romance

  • Dark romance

  • Dark secret romance

  • Dating the boss

  • ddlg age play romance

  • Deaf romance

  • Demon romance

  • Demon/ devil romance

  • Demons & devils romance

  • Detective romance

  • Disabled romance

  • Doctor romance

  • Dragon shifter romance

  • Druid romance

  • Duke romance

  • Dystopian romance

E

  • Edwardian romance

  • Egyptian gods romance

  • Egyptian romance

  • Elf romance

  • Elf romance

  • Elven romance

  • Emotional romance

  • Enemies to lovers dark romance

  • Enemies to lovers paranormal romance

  • Enemies to lovers romance

  • Epilepsy romance

  • Equestrian romance

  • Equine romance

  • Erotic romance

  • Escort romance

  • Espionage romance

  • Ex romance

  • Ex wife romance

  • Explicit romance

F

  • Fae romance

  • Fairytale romance

  • Fake dating romance

  • Fake engagement romance

  • Fake relationship romance

  • Fantasy romance

  • Fat girl romance

  • FF romance

  • Firefighter romance

  • First crush romance

  • First time romance

  • Fish out of water romance

  • Flat mate romance

  • Fling romance

  • Fluffy romance

  • Football romance

  • Forbidden love romance

  • Forbidden romance

  • Frenemies romance

  • Friends to lovers romance

  • Friends with benefits romance

  • Fuck buddies romance

  • Fun romance

  • Funny romance

G

  • Gambling romance

  • Gay alien romance

  • Gay daddy kink romance

  • Gay daddy romance

  • Gay escort romance

  • Gay paranormal romance

  • Gay romance

  • Gay shifter romance

  • Geek romance

  • Georgian romance

  • Ghost romance

  • Ghosting romance

  • Gladiator romance

  • Golf romance

  • Gothic romance

  • Governess romance

  • Greek god romance

  • Greek mythology romance

  • Grumpy boss romance

  • Grumpy sunny romance

  • Grumpy sunshine romance

  • Guardian romance

  • Gym romance

  • Gypsy romance

H

  • Hades and Persephone romance

  • Halloween romance

  • Harem romance

  • Harlequin romance

  • High school bully romance

  • High school romance

  • Highlander romance

  • Historical romance

  • Historical western romance

  • Hockey romance

  • Holiday romance

  • Hollywood romance

  • Hospital romance

  • Hot romance

  • Hot single dad romance

  • Hotel romance

  • Humor romance

  • Humour romance

  • Hybrid romance

  • Hypnosis romance

I

  • Illness romance

  • Immoral romance

  • Immortal romance

  • Indian romance

  • Injury romance

  • Ink romance

  • Inspirational romance

  • Insta love alpha romance

  • Insta love romance

  • Instalove possessive alpha romance

  • Instalove romance

  • International romance

  • Interracial romance

  • Irish mafia romance

  • Irish romance

  • Island romance

  • Isolated romance

  • Italian mafia romance

J

  • Jealous alpha male romance

  • Jealous romance

  • Jealousy romance

  • Jewish romance

  • Jilted bride romance

  • Jilted groom romance

  • Jilted lover romance

  • Jock and nerd girl romance

  • Jock romance

K

  • Kidnapped dark romance

  • Kidnapped romance

  • Knight romance

L

  • Lacrosse romance

  • Lawyer romance

  • Lesbian age gap romance

  • Lesbian bdms romance

  • Lesbian christmas romance

  • Lesbian paranormal romance

  • Lesbian romance

  • Lgbt romance

  • Lgbtq romance

  • Library romance

  • Lockdown romance

  • Long distance romance

  • Lost heir romance

  • Lost letter romance

  • Love at first sight romance

  • Love potion romance

  • Love triangle

  • Love triangle romance

  • Love/hate romance

  • Lucifer romance

  • Lumberjack romance

M

  • Mafia dark romance

  • Mafia romance

  • Maid romance

  • Mail-order bride romance

  • Male escort romance

  • Marriage of convenience romance

  • Marriage pact romance

  • Martial arts romance

  • Matchmaker romance

  • May/December romance

  • Medical romance

  • Medical romance

  • Medieval romance

  • Meet cute romance

  • Menage romance

  • Mermaid romance

  • Military romance

  • Mill romance

  • Millionaire romance

  • Mistaken Identity romance

  • MM romance

  • Montana cowboy romance

  • Motorcycle club romance

  • Mountain man romance

  • Multicultural romance

  • Music romance

  • Musician romance

  • Mystery romance

  • Myth romance

N

  • NA romance

  • Nanny romance

  • Nascar romance

  • Native American romance

  • Navy romance

  • Navy seal romance

  • Neighbor romance

  • Neighbour romance

  • Nerd romance

  • New adult college romance

  • New adult romance

  • New year romance

  • New years eve romance

  • New years romance

  • Next door romance

  • Night club owner romance

  • Nobility romance

  • Nun romance

  • Nurse romance

O

  • Obsession romance

  • Occult romance

  • Off limits romance

  • Office romance

  • Older man romance

  • Older man younger woman romance

  • Older woman romance

  • Older woman younger man romance

  • Olympics romance

  • Omega mpreg romance

  • Omega romance

  • On the road romance

  • On the rocks romance

  • One-night stand romance

  • Online romance

  • Opposites attract romance

  • Orc romance

  • Oregon trail romance

  • Orphan romance

  • Ott possessive alpha romance

  • Out of their league romance

  • Over 40 romance

  • Over 50 romance

P

  • Paranormal romance

  • Pen Pal romance

  • Performer romance

  • Period romance

  • Physician romance

  • Pilot romance

  • Pirate romance

  • Plain Jane romance

  • Playboy romance

  • Plus size romance

  • Poker romance

  • Police romance

  • Politician romance

  • Polo romance

  • Polyamory romance

  • Possessive alpha romance

  • Possessive romance

  • Post apocalyptic romance

  • Pregnancy romance

  • Priest romance

  • Prince romance

  • Professor student romance

  • Protector romance

  • Psychic romance

Q

  • Quarantine romance

  • Quarterback romance

  • Queer romance

  • Quick reads romance

  • Quick reads steamy romance

  • Quirky romance

R

  • Racing romance

  • RAF romance

  • Rags to riches romance

  • Rake romance

  • Rancher romance

  • Raunchy romance

  • Reality TV romance

  • Regency romance

  • Rejected mate shifter romance

  • Rejected mate werewolf romance

  • Return to hometown romance

  • Reunion romance

  • Revenge romance

  • Reverse harem paranormal romance

  • Reverse harem romance

  • Rich hero romance

  • Rivals romance

  • Road trip romance

  • Rock star romance

  • Rockstar romance

  • Roman romance

  • Royal romance

  • Royalty romance

  • Runaway bride romance

  • Runaway groom romance

S

  • Scandal romance

  • School romance

  • Sci fi alien romance

  • Sci fi romance

  • Scottish romance

  • Seaside romance

  • Second chance romance

  • Secret admirer romance

  • Secret baby romance

  • Secret heir romance

  • Secret identity romance

  • Secret pregnancy romance

  • Secret royal romance

  • Sexy romance

  • Shaman romance

  • Shifter romance

  • Short romance

  • Shy girl romance

  • Single dad nanny romance

  • Single dad romance

  • Single mom romance

  • Single mum romance

  • Single parent romance

  • Skating romance

  • Slave romance

  • Slow burn romance

  • Small town romance

  • Soccer romance

  • Soldier romance

  • Spirit romance

  • Spontaneous/ serious romance

  • Sports romance

  • Sportsperson romance

  • Spy romance

  • Stalker romance

  • Star-crossed lovers romance

  • Steamy romance

  • Stepbrother romance

  • Stockholm syndrome romance

  • Stranded romance

  • Summer camp romance

  • Summer romance

  • Supernatural romance

  • Surfing romance

  • Surgeon romance

  • Sweet shop romance

  • Swoon worthy romance

  • Sworn off relationship romance

T

  • Taboo forbidden romance

  • Taboo romance

  • Tattoo artist romance

  • Tattoo romance

  • Tattoo shop romance

  • Teacher pupil romance

  • Teacher romance

  • Teacher student romance

  • Tear jerker romance

  • Teen pregnancy romance

  • Teen romance

  • Teenage romance

  • Telepathy romance

  • Tennis romance

  • Thanksgiving romance

  • Thriller romance

  • Tik tok made me buy it romance

  • Time slip romance

  • Time travel historical romance

  • Time travel romance

  • Tis the season for romance

  • Transgender romance

  • Travel romance

  • Tudor romance

  • Tutor romance

  • Twin romance

U

  • Ugly duckling romance

  • Ugly girl romance

  • Undercover bromance

  • Undercover romance

  • Unexpected pregnancy romance

  • University romance

  • Unplanned pregnancy romance

  • Unrequited Love romance

  • Unwanted wife romance

  • Urban African American romance

  • Urban Christmas romance

  • Urban fantasy romance

  • Urban fiction romance

  • Urban romance

V

  • Vacation romance

  • Valentine romance

  • Valentines day romance

  • Vampire romance

  • Vampire slayer romance

  • Vegas Wedding romance

  • Victorian erotica romance

  • Victorian romance

  • Viking romance

  • Villain romance

  • Virgin romance

  • Voyeur romance

W

  • Wagon train historical romance

  • Wallflower romance

  • Warlock romance

  • Wartime romance

  • Wealthy hero romance

  • Wedding romance

  • Werewolf romance

  • Werewolf shifter romance

  • Western historical romance

  • Western romance

  • Wheelchair romance

  • Widow romance

  • Witch romance

  • Wizard romance

  • Wolf romance

  • Wolf shifter romance

  • Workplace romance

  • Wounded hero romance

  • Wrong number romance

  • WW1 romance

  • WW2 romance

X

  • Xmas romance

Y

  • YA fantasy romance

  • YA paranormal romance

  • YA romance

  • YA shifter romance

  • YA werewolf romance

  • Young adult paranormal romance

  • Young adult reverse harem romance

  • Young adult romance

  • Younger man older woman romance

Z

  • Zephyr alien warrior romance

  • Zombie apocalypse romance

  • Zombie romance

 

Bonus!

People also search for romances set in specific locations. If the setting of your romance is key to the plot or important to readers you can include the term "romance set in" and add the place! I've given a few popular examples that popped up during my research.

Romance set in:

  • America

  • Australia

  • Cornwall

  • Dorset

  • Dublin

  • Edinburgh

  • England

  • Europe

  • France

  • Glasgow

  • Greece

  • India

  • Ireland

  • Italy

  • London

  • New York

  • New Zealand

  • Norfolk

  • Northern Ireland

  • Northumberland

  • Paris

  • Rome

  • Scotland

  • Somerset

  • The highlands

  • UK

  • USA

  • Wales

 

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