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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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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.
To Err is Human; To Edit, Divine! by Blackmagic 17 and older
      Mia had been his editor from the beginning, and James said he would not work with anyone else.  What Mia would never tell him, though, is that she would cut anyone who tried.
A Wrong Turn... by Blackmagic 17 and older
    Wallflower Abby Kensington is ready to start living her best life!  This road trip is the first of many exciting steps she is taking.  However, on her journey she meets a man who has a different plan in store for her...    
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The Senses of Love by Uhura the 9th 17 and older
  Beta Reader: ivedonestranger The Senses of Love are a series of love stories based on the 5 senses from Spock and Nyota's point of view.           
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.        
A Brooklyn Love Story by virgofemme 17 and older
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.
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?  
RED CARPET BEAUTY by marchpisces92 17 and older
Melissa Jefferson never would have thought that she would ever see her famous friend again let alone be interviewing him for an upcoming movie. Chris Evans couldn't believe that he was being interviewed by his high school classmate and he wasn't ready to let her go just yet.    

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Alfred by Brenda1257 17 and older
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Older stories can be found in our Chamber Vault.


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Forum

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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SUCCESS

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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