Published April 2007
• An anthology of nine Bodie/Doyle slash stories set in the CI5 universe (no AUs)
• Full-sized, double-column format, 208 pages (186,000 words), spiral bound
• With a two-part color cover, five pieces of color interior art, and five pieces of
black and white interior art by Suzan Lovett
Love & Bullets, by Elizabeth Holden [4 pages]
Bodie is shot, and Doyle spends the hours in his hospital room contemplating his recent epiphany and pondering his options for dealing with his increasingly difficult-to-ignore feelings for his partner.
The Strongest Will, by PFL [27 pages]
High on adrenaline in the aftermath of Mixed Doubles, Bodie makes an impulsive decision that irrevocably alters the course of his relationship with Doyle. Before they can deal with the consequences, they are faced with a difficult assignment that sends Doyle undercover. Bodie will do whatever it takes to sustain Doyle as he struggles with the moral ambiguities of CI5 and adjusts to the changes in their partnership, but as time passes he begins to fear that he and Doyle are further apart than ever.
Never the Same Again, by Sally Fell [16 pages]
A casual night out becomes a disaster for Doyle when he discovers something he never suspected. This and another stunner delivered by Cowley soon after combine to upend some of Doyle's comfortable assumptions about the world, Bodie, and even himself. Dealing with the resulting turmoil leads to some surprising revelations for him and Bodie and changes their relationship forever.
Raymond's Joy, by The Hag [27 pages]
Bodie and Doyle are on one of their fishing weekends, but true to form, the fish aren't biting, and neither are the barmaids. Still, the respectable performance of an aptly-named horse has Doyle feeling a little lucky and a little rash, and he makes a daring spur-of-the-moment decision that turns out to have more profound and far-reaching consequences than he or Bodie could have imagined. As a result of this apparent accident of fate, their lives change in ways they never expected as they gradually come to terms, together and separately, with some fundamental truths - not least that their fate seems to have been determined by a horse!
Between Folly and Love, by Josey [31 pages]
Bodie's old mate Jimmy Keller, in military prison after "Kickback," asks him for a favor. But things don't work out the way Keller, or Bodie, expect, and in the ensuing chaos, a disillusioned Bodie finds himself unmoored and questions his relationship with Doyle, while an exasperated Doyle works to save Bodie from himself - and Cowley!
A Falling Off, by Callisto [13 pages]
After Fugitive, a bruised and battered Bodie shares a quiet evening with Doyle, and the two of them savor the sense of something growing between them. But before anything can come of it, a routine-seeming op takes a disastrous turn, and they find themselves almost - but not quite! - back where they started.
Happy Endings, by P.R. Zed [32 pages]
Tired of the mercenary life, young Bodie returns to London to enjoy some rare leisure time while he contemplates his future. He meets Ray Doyle at a club one night, and sparks fly immediately. But their liaison takes a more serious turn when they discover Bodie has connections to a crime Doyle is working on, and their lives, and futures, become more intertwined than either could have imagined.
Cold Comfort, by Lacey McBain [6 pages]
Cowley's plan for extricating Doyle from a dangerous undercover assignment goes disastrously awry, and what should have been a simple op becomes a struggle for survival. Watching Doyle's life hang in the balance motivates Bodie to reevaluate his priorities.
Far Shore, by Angelfish [47 pages]
After a serious injury invalids him out of CI5, Doyle has moved to Scotland, where he is doing his best to make a new life for himself and forget his disastrous final months on the job - especially the unraveling of his partnership with Bodie. But then Bodie appears on his doorstep with ghosts of his own, and they must confront their pasts before they can attempt to build a future.