“Basic Training”

Novel: 276 pages, 76,000 words
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-60820-461-8 (print)
eBook: ISBN 978-1-60820-462-5 (ebook)
Kindle: ASIN: B005Y0HS7E

Basic Training

Joining the Royal Marine Commandos is a challenge that only the toughest men should take on.

Platoon Sergeant Col ‘Bulldog’ Wilson’s world of work, gym, exercise and discipline is heaved out of its angles when the new recruits arrive with Chris Thompson amongst them. Twenty-one, handsome, tall, university graduate, triathlete, and … openly gay in an environment of institutional homophobia.

Col finds himself thrown into turmoil that is nothing like any conflict he’d ever encountered, nor any operational theatre he’d ever fought in. When this particular battle becomes personal, he has to ask himself who is the enemy.

Publication date: 21 October 2011

Publisher: MLR Press

Basic Training was written in 2009, but because of personal reasons, the novel’s publication was delayed for over two years. Thanks go to MLR Press for their understanding and patience.

  1. kayez says:

    I really enjoyed the Special Forces, even though reading it all the way through disturbed my sleep for a week. I have to say that it was one of the best things that I had read in a very long time. I became addicted to the story, and attached to both men. Parts of the soldier and veteran cycle had me in tears. I look forward to reading Basic Training when it comes out. Thank You.

  2. Bob Fidler says:

    I am an x army man from way back. I was an “Army Catering Corps” member, and I am Gay. Then, in the fifties it was even taboo to mention the subject. Even so, I had some good experiences. Now I have found Marquesate and read my first Book “Her Majesty’s Men” , I am totally hooked. I enjoyed the book immensely, I couldn’t put it down. I fell in love with those two Guys, I understood their feelings , I laughed with them and cried with them, I was afraid for them especially when they were in combat! I lived the tale and understood their problems and their passions, I had been there before.
    Now I can’t wait to read the next book.
    Thanks Marquesate, for bringing back such passionate memories for me!

  3. Elaine says:

    I’m reading Special Forces right now and love it. When will Basic Training be out and where will I be able to get it?

  4. Erica says:

    I’ve read both Special Forces and His majesty’s Men, I’ve fallen in love with Vadim and Dan. I’ve never read a book so intensely life like.
    Alex and Tom were so beautiful together two male blond mmmmmmmm… do I need to say more.
    Thank you for giving me a read that I will always remember thank you 🙂

  5. Erica says:

    sorry I meant Her Majesty’s men

  6. Helen says:

    Was just wondering when this is going to be released. Have loved Special Forces and Her Majesty’s Men and really looking forward to reading more from you.

  7. Lori says:

    Hi there, can we buy Basic Training anywhere? Love your writing!

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