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Bliss of Wonder by QuillsandPens 17 and older
              Kyle Hemsworth is your average New York teenager, until Minnie King comes to town. She is bold and full of fire that all southern belles have. She completely through him off of his game and has him doing things that others may find crazy or creepy...
COLORLESS by marchpisces92 17 and older
 Camille Jackson was rejected since birth over her dark skin complexion. She has grown a tough skin and doesn’t get attached to anyone because of how some people have viewed her without even getting to know her. However Camille opens her heart to a baby in need and for the first six months...
Save Me From Myself by Missus James 17 and older
  NANOWRIMO Project   Willow Carter is a plus size girl with lots of attitude and very little self esteem. When her mother and older sister force her to jog to slim down for her sister's wedding, she is attacked by a madman and rescued by a savior. But just because a man saves your life...
Choosey Lover by CaramelGal 17 and older
  Elle always played it safe. She was used to being in control. Every accomplishment in her life was meticulously planned. The only thing she didn't have reign over was her stale love life. When an old flame from a past complicated relationship comes back into her life, she soon finds out everything...
STUDIO MATES by marchpisces92 17 and older
Megan Nicole “Nikki” Smith is in her final year of grad school at the prestigious School of Visual Arts hoping to further pursue her illustration career. Nikki feels that there aren’t enough black female book and graphic novel illustrators and wants to break that wall in the industry...
Crazy in Love by keluboo 17 and older
In the small southern town of Perry, Mississippi, an unlikely pair get much more than they bargained for when they fall madly in love.
Akira: Awakened by lovelydreamer 17 and older
Akira. The perfect daughter. The perfect wife. On the outside everything seems that way, but inside is different. Blood is thicker than water, or is it? 
Trust - Revision by Caribbean Fire Mature Content
Sally McDonald is not who anyone thinks. Her life is filled with secrets. Some she doesn't even know about. But when Storm Monsello sees the terrified girl one night, he never expects how much her secrets interweaves with his life, and dark secrets of the people he trusted the most.  
For Her Pleasure by Alexandria Glass 17 and older
Banner by: Sienna Gray   All Camryn Clifford wanted to do was live out her dream. She had made it out of her dead end town but her old life wanted to pull her back in. Richard Hammonds wanted Camryn and he would have her. He has skeletons in his closet that he needs to keep from her to win...
Born to sin by sweetrst1 17 and older
Kylie and her best friend samantha uncover a secret about their families that they would have rather not known. After reaching the age where their curse is activated they will no longer be able to face the world as human beings. Instead they will have to learn to deal with the fact that they were dark...

Random Story
Into the Night by BlackMamba 17 and older
Show a man what he expects to see and he won't look beneath the surface...


Featured Stories
A New Home by Jonara2010 17 and older
Lance was a man who had it all and lost it all. He was down and out and was ready to give up because he had nothing to live for. Nina was a woman who had enough of being used and was trying to start her life over in a new city. When these two meet will Lance have something to live for? Or will he continue...
Never Say Never by wisedec4u 17 and older
  Tara does something she never thought she'd do, save one of the living dead. Now she's being hunted by the Authority. Eric is the only one who can protect her-that's if she agrees to give him what he wants in return. Takes place during S4E9 Let's Get Out of Here. JUICY LEMONS! Tara/Eric...
Dominion by WalkingPapers 17 and older
                                        The Redtips Wolf clan wrongfully accused of hunting humans on Vampire Lord Jye's land; must give the only maiden of their pack,Sarason as concubine, to save...
Citrus by FreshBreath Mature Content
  She joined Citrus because she was once weak, she wanted to stop evil and the ruthless of man that was so prevalent in this world. Her only dream was to make a difference. He joined Citrus because he was powerful. He was Citrus's secret weapon. What happens when two people from warring factions...
A Book about a Bear named Gillian by KnightPhall 17 and older
They were drowning in debt and three days from eviction when a blessing fell into their laps.

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Chamber News
Status Update

These past two weeks have been a little rocky for the Chamber, the move and then the database brain fart as things settled. Fingers crossed we are back to smooth sailing once again now everything is settled.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the donation drive, we have reached our goal, which is amazing, and the money has been distributed between hosting costs, domain registration and shoutbox fees, all of which have been paid for the next five years, so there should hopefully be no other expenses we incur during that period.

There is also a new script in development that will drag the Chamber into the mobile device age and should offer many new options for authors and readers. There is no word when a production version will be out, but there are whispers about a beta test hopefully by Christmas. Will keep everyone updated on news regarding this, as it is a very exciting move forward for the Chamber and am eager to get my hands on it!

Thanks again for your patience during the hosting move, and to all those who listened to my whining on Facebook and held my hand through the 'trauma' of the move, and hugs and kisses to everybody who donated, it is greatly appreciated!

Bless you all and long live the Chamber and this extraodinary community we are all creating and a part of.

 


by jacci on 11/08/14 02:36 am
The Chamber is home again

Very happy to announce that we are back to normal. If anybody has any problems, please let us know, and hopefully this will be the last downtime we have tor a long time.

Thank you for your patience and we hope you enjoy the site as you always have. Thanks to those who held my hand during this time, ya'all know who you are, and a huge thanks to those who donated and made this possible..

Enjoy!


by jacci on 10/29/14 08:34 pm
Temp Address

We have intitiated the site move, and have set the Chamber up at a TEMPORARY  address for now www.math.net.au/chamber/ and wll be fully operational at that address until we are back to normal on our regular url, which should be in about 2 to 3 days.

 

Judging from the amount of emails i have been receiving, not many people have actually been reading the announcements. PLEASE READ NEWS ITEMS to keep up to date with site happenings. The site emails are also not working during this time.

 

Progress Updates will be posted here in the shoutbox and on the Facebook page


by jacci on 10/27/14 07:42 pm
Site Down Time

The Chamber will be shutting down from this Monday and we anticipate it will be out of commission for approximately two days. During this time we are moving hosts due to recent and ongoing troubles and this will hopefully mean things run smoother after the change.

The shoutbox will still be operational during this time and can be accessed here. (Note this link down if you want to be able to access it until we are back online)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/valent.chamber   will be kept updated with progress and eta for when we are going live again.

My emails will not be working during this time so if anybody tries to email me, they are going to be lost in cyberspace for all time. Once we are running again, everything will be back to normal.

We apprecaitate your patience, and we will try and do this as quickly as possible, as nobody likes site downtime. Thanks for your patience and understanding.


by jacci on 10/25/14 09:38 pm
Donation Drive Time!

 

Valent Chamber is a big community with lots of wonderful writers and readers. Though the stories are for free, the cost of keeping VC running is not. If you haven't noticed, VC didn't have a donation drive for website costs this year. Jacci paid for these costs out of her own pocket. The prices of keeping VC running continues to increase as we continue to grow.

Jacci and I have tallied up the amount of upkeep costs which is about $500 dollars, if not a few dollars more. Aside from shoutbox and domain name costs, this should secure VC for five years. In addition to that, Jacci has been doing so much in the background. She is the reason why VC is still here and she keeps it running without any money or recognition. Any extra monies left over after the website costs will be given to her because she did pay for VC website costs this year out of her own pocket and she didn't even tell us. Normally, we raise money to keep VC going.

If you can donate, donate whatever you can. Every little bit counts.

Thank you for your time, ladies!

You can check on the progress here

To donate click here: Donate


by Missus James on 10/11/14 01:45 am
News Archive
Chamber Shout

Please play nice in the shoutbox. Rules of acceptable behaviour can be found here.

Everyone loves the new recs each month, so don't forget to keep the nominations coming in. You can make your own rec hereor leave us a message on Valent Chamber facebook page here.


The Chamber's Facebook page is now up and running and will be updated. Please feel free to make suggestions, add links, etc and can be found here.