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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.  
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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Monster by DarkandLovely Mature Content
Set in 1815. Regency England. London. Zadie never expected to find a beast that consumes the blood of humans in the lower cellar of her master's manor. In getting to know him and in falling in love with him, she begins to wonder: just who is more of a monster? Humankind? Or Vampire?    
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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.  
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...
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.
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?  
My So Called Ghetto Life by Elizabeth Griffin 17 and older
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SEEKING US by chocolate470 Most Ages
  Sometimes you are forever searching not realizing that the answer was always there - in front of you all along.   All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author...
Unscripted by Missus James Mature Content
When a struggling plus-size actress gets a callback for a major supporting role in a legendary director's indie film, she was absolutely ecstastic. Told that the lead will be acted by an A-lister, she didn't think it would be Nick Bryant until she arrived at her second audition. It's been...
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...

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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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