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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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"Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it's always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins." ~~ Neil Gaiman

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With You by virgofemme 17 and older
Lynn Mcknenna is a woman who is carrying a traumatic past. Behind her warm brown eyes there is sadness, rooted to memories that are locked deep inside her. At the age of six she became an orphan, and at the age of fourteen she was raped. She never sleeps with the light off, and since taking a vow of...
NO HIDING by marchpisces92 Mature Content
It's always hard to move on from tradgey but the one thing we can't do is hide forever.
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.    
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...
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...
GUITAR STRINGS AND HOCKEY SHIRTS by marchpisces92 Mature Content
Two plantoic friends find solace and comfort in each other for one weekend.
Platonic Facade by apathetic_smileyface 17 and older
It is a tedious thing... to love someone with every molecule of your being, yet keep them blissfully unaware. How long before the facade crumbles...?
Unbecoming by Artamiss Caine Teen or Above
Aasefi Selbeni and Gaetan Duvernier face their fiercest battle since being forced apart...parenthood.
Heaven and The Reapers by MonieDivine Mature Content
Heaven broke the biggest tradition in her family and chose to become a nurse, to help people instead of becoming a lawyer and carrying on her family legacy. She was a self proclaimed nerd, happier with her head in a good book curled up under a blanket than attending parties. After an encounter with Bikers...
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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  Rumors on top of rumors, all built on a crumbling foundation of lies...


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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

Chat box = $20 per year or $60 for 3 years

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.


--jacci on March 29 2021 05:35 am 0 Comments--
 



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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