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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 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...
Everything Tomorrow Brings by PriscillaPal 17 and older
In the third installment of the Olivia Pope/John Luther story, Olivia and John have been divorced for nearly nine years over the events that took place during the Infinity War and Olivia's decision to secretly involve their children, Kniall and Autnym in the Snap fiasco.  Now, Olivia is dealing...
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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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.
All I Want for Christmas is to be Left Alone by IPreferPatches 17 and older
Jay Hart hates this time of year and her choosen occupation doesn't help.  As the owner and head baker of her own baker Cutie Pies the holidays suck.  The only thing she wants for Christmas is to be left alone.
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Confessions of a Scared Hoe by DarkandLovely Mature Content
Sometimes, you had to admit you was scared and do it anyway.  
Confessions of a Sad Hoe by DarkandLovely Mature Content
Some chicks were proud ones. But she? Nah, she was a sad one.  

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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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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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