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Kissed By The Rain by virgofemme 17 and older
  Coming together in a most unusual way, two fated lovers become entangled in a passionate love affair. Set in the 1800's, it features a Native American warrior who just happens to be a shifter, and a runaway black slave woman, as the romantic pairing. This is a tale that weaves romance, historical...
I Wish I was the Moon Tonight by TheHistorian 17 and older
Travis Wheeler didn't plan on having his heart stolen with just a sweet smile. Neither did he plan on the joys of making love to the browned skinned beauty that comforted his bed day and night on his ranch in Denton, County. Cassia Johnson didn't care about the age or the race difference that was apparent...
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Entangled by yhh 17 and older
This story is about the entangled lives of Port Charles citizens.
Charlene's Diary by Uhura the 9th Teen or Above
          These are compilation of short stories about Sulu/Masters relationship, based on from the "Transferred" story. Charlene and Hikaru and officially engaged. If you want to read how their relationship began, read "The Battle of Spock part 2:chapters 19-36". Part...
The Conflict (Eriksson VS Johnson) by KnightPhall 17 and older
Even when a storm opens a rift in time and the past and present merge, you still can't hurry love.
Diversion (FKA Welcome to the Mile High Club) by dirahdee Members ONLY:Mature Content
26 year old Aisha Rashaad, an elementary school teacher, is about to take her very first plane ride. The school district that she works for requires all new teachers to take a mandatory training course in Denver, Colorado and although she's scared out of her wits to fly on a plane, she has no choice...
MEANT TO BE by marchpisces92 Mature Content
Stop your boss from committing suicide. It might result in him falling in love with you.
If These Ships Could Talk by Uhura the 9th Teen or Above
  There is an old saying "If these walls could talk" revealing secrets or unspoken words. I would like to take on a conversation with the starships. If they could talk and reveal how they feel zipping through space. Remember men consider any form of ships as female gender, I like it already. This...
Confessions of A Bridesmaid by Narcissus87 Teen or Above
"There's an old saying in Tennessee -- I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee -- that says, fool me once, shame on -- shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again." - George W. Bush This story is the product of what happens when you mix families, homecomings, childhood rivalries, weddings...
For Olivia by thisiswhatshefelt 17 and older
Line cook, Johnny "Coco" Cruz has made many bad decisions in his life, but his biggest regret is not being a part of his children's lives. He reconciles with his teenage daughter, Letty, so he's hopeful when he shows up on his four-year-old daughter's doorstep. Shanice Hunter, a newly-appointed guardian...
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...    
Angel? Or Devil? by keluboo 17 and older
Thea is the good girl with the squeaky clean reputation whom never even got her card pulled in Elementary school - a real test to how much she plays by the rules. However, when her path crosses with the golden boy Everett, Thea finds herself falling down a loophole of love and passion. Is he really what...

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Soul by siennagray Most Ages
  From my heart to words, I give you my soul.  -A collection of...


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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).

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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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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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