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Marino Family: Permanently Yours by Hopefulness23 17 and older
Working as a Home Health Aide and struggling to make ends meet. All Aries Washington wanted to do was prove the child she had three years ago, was in fact the son of Cameron Marino. She didn't have any delusions about them putting their differences aside and falling madly in love. Why would she?...
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Yeonwang by DarkandLovely Mature Content
She would always be his Queen. In this life and in the next.         
The Sisterhood by Uhura the 9th Mature Content
Summary: She has one goal: to find her destiny in this universe. Nyota has just gotten promoted, and she had to work hard for it.        
The Bones by Smartcooki3 Members ONLY: 17 and Older
The Bones is the sequel to Outlander. Four years after getting married, Landon and Daphne appear to be happily married. Behind closed doors, the two are struggling with fertility issues that threaten to claim their marriage.
Bride of War by DarkandLovely Mature Content
He had always believed duty to one's country came without question. He never expected to battle between his country and his heart.
The Battle for Spock part 3 by Uhura the 9th Teen or Above
Commander Spock and Lt. Uhura are married, and the Enterprise is on a slow run to Vulcan. What could go wrong?  
A Creature Feature by Blackmagic 17 and older
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The Game by Rochelle Tyson 17 and older
Belle Grayson’s father is in dire need of heart surgery, but her mounting law school loans have left funds alarmingly low. Eager to help, her sister nominates her to be the first black bachelorette on America’s number one dating show, The Vow. Belle’s initial reaction isn’t just...
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Set in Brooklyn, the year is 1986. Italian guy meets Black girl. And when these two come together, there is an immediate connection. Follow this couple on their journey during life in Brooklyn during the 1980's.
Unstuck* by carolinaheart Teen or Above
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Kissed By The Rain by virgofemme 17 and older
Set in the 1800's, Kissed By The Rain is an interracial love story, featuring a Native American warrior, and a runaway black slave woman. This is a tale that weaves romance, historical, and paranormal all-together in a sweet love story.  

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A new forum has been added to the Chamber community. It can be found at https://www.valentchamber.com/forum/  and in the Forum link in the menu.

A place for Chambermates to discuss ... well whatever they want. Suggestions on structure/rules/categories etc are welcome (and needed).

Please enjoy!

Membership will require admin approval, to help keep the spammers and haters out, and we are going to keep this a safe space - so any bad behaviour will be deal with by banning the offender.

We are an extraordinary site for a public forum, with very little discord and I would very much like to keep it that way. It is an oasis to be able to spend time in the Chamber without all the rubbish that goes on in the wider social media world.


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We have successfully achieved the goals, and passed them for the donation drive. All costs have been covered for the next three years for the site. The response has been amazing and i cannot thank you enough for your support/ This site is a blessing for so many for so many different reasons and the community we have here is amazing.

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Running Costs

It is that time of the year again, where we ask for you help in covering the ongoing costs of keeping this site running and ad-free. The last time we ran a donation drive was in 2014 and raised enough to get us through until now. The more we can buy up front, the more we insulate ourselves from price hikes.

Hosting costs have increased significantly over the last 2 years and it costs $167.88 per year for hosting now, or $287.64 for 3 years if we can raise the extra $120 to cover a much cheaper 3 year period. The other costs include $19.99 per year for the domain and $29.30 per year for the chat box.

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Without asking for donations, the only other options are to sell advertising space or let it go under. So we humbly ask for your...


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