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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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Magic Man by SouthernSwampMamma 17 and older
Yolana Humphry spent her entire life stuck in Tapioca, Alabama, under the thumb of her controlling Aunt Freda. That is, until a stranger comes along and swoops her off her feet. A charming man, that everyone but herself seems to know; who easily bypasses her fragile walls and embeds himself in her...
Twisted Love by Denise Law 17 and older
Twisted Love tells a story of how love can sometimes feel like hate. When Gage Wilcox met Whitney Spicer she looked lost, scared, and broken. He wanted to fix everything in her life, but when he learned the truth about what haunted her, he set off a chain reaction of events that put him in prison at...
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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.        
Iron & Lace by IPreferPatches 17 and older
Princess Seras of Arcadia was born a princess with the heart of a Prince. Raised to be as strong as iron and delicate as lace.  Words her mother demaned she live her life by, these words were at times her only comfort.  Now the princess will have to face her future and whatever that lies ahead...
Shadowmoon by keluboo 17 and older
Aurora has only known loss in her life, so when she stumbles upon her mate she has hope. Only, her mate Nolan is as viscious as he is relentless. She will not go down without a fight.
Dead End Friend by Outlawstar615 Mature Content
 Banner by Cynn333 "I follow the road at night, just hoping to find which puzzle piece fell out of me. I know who you are, open the door & come in. Hold me real close, then do it again, I ache for the touch of my dead end friend."Hate. It's strong enough to burn us and...
Once In A Lifetime by Miss_Carmel_smootee 17 and older
       Life as you know it can change in an instant. Every touch, every kiss, and every embrace. How do you cope when the memories fade, but the faces remain the same? Ayana has been married to her husband Jason for four years, it was love at first sight, literally. Everything isn't...
Esme by IPreferPatches 17 and older
My name is Esme and I want to tell my story.
UnRequited by midnightlove 17 and older
“A mighty pain to love it is,And 'tis a pain that pain to miss;But of all pains, the greatest painIt is to love, but love in vain.”

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That Time Again

Hi Chambermates, it is that time again when we ask you for your help and support in keeping this site running and ad-free. There is no income made from this site and we have nutured a strong community here since 2008. The only costs are associated with the actual hosting costs.

Any donation is greatly appreciated. Even one dollar helps us to get to our goals. The donation button is active on the sidebar of the site.

The running costs of the site included

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Domain Registration = $53.60 per year or ($160.85 for 3 years)

Hosting $143.40  per year or $286.20 for three years

Depending on how fund raising goes, we will option a year, or hopefully 3 years.

1 year total = $217

3 years total =  $507.05  which averages to $169.02 per year instead.

Every time we do this, it gets more expensive, so I try to reach the three year goal as it is not only cheaper per year, but insulates us against price increases during that year.

Thank you all for your support. If you wish your contribution to remain anonymous, please add a note to say so.

 


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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.

thank you


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