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Viral Xgressions by Marc Lacy

07 Sep

Viral Xgressions by Marc Lacy
Tainted Souls, Hacked Spirits, Wretched Deals, and Flatlines

Viral Xgressions (pronounced “transgressions”) is the second book of the Whiskey House Trilogy whose first book, Curse of the Whiskey House set the tone of the trilogy with a thunderous boom. Viral Xgressions picks right up where its predecessor left off with non- stop action, front to back drama, and “edge of your seat” anticipation of what’s taking place on the next page.

 

Hawthorne County Alabama is the resting spot for a city called, “Lazarus.” In the first book of the Whiskey House Trilogy, Curse of the Whiskey House, you had to ask yourself the question, “Why would Jesus want to save Lazarus…Alabama?” This town, purportedly a righteous church going dwelling, has allowed the evil deeds of a few to impact many in the worst way.

In Viral Xgressions, the treachery continues…unfortunately. As the subtitle “Tainted Souls, Hacked Spirits, Wretched Deals, and Flatlines” insinuates, Lazarus, Alabama ain’t getting outta the woods no time soon. Somebody needs to step up and DO THE RIGHT THING. Who will it be? Only one way to find out. But be warned, in Curse of the Whiskey House, the pages turned…however in Viral Xgressions, not only will they turn, they’re gonna turn so fast they just may burn. So grab a drink, a pillow, and keep a fire extinguisher nearby.

NOTE: Viral Xgressions is a very intense read with subject matter that is for adults only. Not advised for any readers under the age of 18.

 

 

Book Review Written by Michele Thomas, Out on A Limb Bookclub

“Viral Xgressions is a gripping good vs evil, supernatural vs reality tale that forces the reader to ask ‘What would I do?’ In this sequel to The Curse of The Whiskey House, Marc Lacy not only illustrates how years of wrongdoing can have dangerous consequences for generations, but he is able to tell the story in such a way that captures today’s issues that are dominating our society.”

 

 

Chapter Excerpt: Viral Xgressions (Transgressions)

“Oh Lord, I can barely breathe. Please, please help me! I didn’t ask for this. I was on my way home and now this! Right in the middle of Friday rush hour traffic. I survived a gunshot to the knee for cryin’ out loud. How is this accident gonna happen to me?” said Coach Gaither to himself as he was being pulled from the wreckage of a two car accident off of the turnpike and 665 Bypass. Friday, 3:30pm and his car was covered by numerous colorful autumn leaves as it rested placidly in a ditch flanking the Hawthorne County Woods.

“Medics, let me talk to the officers please. I can explain everything. This is not right!” demanded Coach Gaither while inhaling a mixture of forest pine aroma doused with oil, gasoline, and anti-freeze.

“Sir, please relax. You have a broken arm and we have to move slowly in order to make sure it’s stabilized,” instructed the paramedic.

“Is this young man your son? And what is that pink stuff spilled inside the vehicle?”

“Um, no he’s not my son. Well um, little Cory is someone I’m guiding through my mentoring program,” replied Coach Gaither nervously. “That’s ice cream.”

“Okay, understood. Well who are his parents? We need to contact them.”

“His parents?”

“Yes sir. Who are his parents? We have to let them know about the accident.”

“Is it okay if I call them to let them know?”

“Well, you can speak with them; however it is our duty to let them know his condition.”

“His condition? He doesn’t look hurt.”

“Well, he may not be seriously hurt, but it looks like the airbag possibly gave him a concussion. We need to contact his parents and have them meet us at General Hospital.”
Coach Gaither looked at the paramedic with eyes and mouth wide open, with an astonished expression, then said, “What does all of this mean?”

“Sir, the police will be over in a second to begin asking questions. Is there something wrong Mr. Gaither? You seem a bit startled and over-anxious?”

“I. I don’t know. I need to call my attorney.” Coach Gaither was coming off of a light sentence comprised of community service (among other obligations) and promised all of his counterparts that he was a changed man. However, it seemed suspicious considering he had a young man riding in the car with him whose parents did not know he was with Coach. A couple of policemen headed over to Coach Gaither’s car. Two walked to the car Gaither plowed into.

“Son, are you okay? What’s your name?”

“Officer I’m okay. My name is Braxton Bradley,” he stated while rubbing the abrasion on his temple. Braxton’s sedan hit the ditch first and came out on the other side. The rear end was annihilated.

“Officer, he has sustained a few tiny abrasions to the face and a larger one on his left temple, but he will be okay,” stated the paramedic.

“Mr. Bradley, if you were plowed into from behind, in the State of Alabama, the driver behind you is technically at fault, but ultimately you and Mr. Gaither’s insurance company will have to confirm this. With that said, can you tell me what happened? Tell me what you remember,” requested the officer.

“He had been tailgating me for a while and I was basically trying to brake and turn, but he followed me and ran into me.”

“He was tailgating you? Tell me. What happened to make him want to do that? Did you two get into a fight? Do you have a history or something? Tell me the deal Mr. Bradley.”

“Yes, we do have a history…if you want to put it like that. Don’t have time to get into all of the details without my attorney present. But to make a long story short, I saw him at the Ice Cream Stop over on Athens Boulevard getting his little companion some ice cream and I stopped by his car because I felt the young man’s life was in danger.”

“Danger? Why would the young man be in danger?”

“Coach Gaither does not need to be around children…especially little boys.”

“Oh?”

“Well I am not qualified to speak on this any further. But once you check the records on all of us you’ll see.”

Braxton obviously was still harboring ill feelings towards anyone associated with Unknown Fellowship (better known as UF). Although Coach Gaither got off relatively lightly sentence-wise, part of his punishment was that he was going to have to register as a sex offender after a certain amount of days. Considering all of the commotion that happened during last spring, Braxton, along with other tax-paying citizens wanted to see the curse end at all costs with all “culprits” punished to the full extent of the law.

“Mr. Bradley, we’ll certainly handle the situation according to the law. We appreciate your input,” stated the officer as he tapped his radio.

“Hey unit two, this is unit one. Have the paramedics finished up back there? Okay good deal. A broken arm and some bruises and a possible concussion huh? I’m assuming they’re going to transport them to General Hospital? Roger. Hit me back once you collect all of your data.”

( Continued… )

© 2018 All rights reserved. Book excerpt reprinted by permission of the author, Marc Lacy. Do not reproduce, copy or use without the author’s written permission. This excerpt is used for promotional purposes only.

Purchase Viral Xgressions (Transgressions Fiction Thriller) by Marc Lacy
Fiction Thriller filled with Tainted Souls, Hacked Spirits, Wretched Deals, and Flatlines
https://www.amazon.com/Viral-Xgressions-Tainted-Wretched-Flatlines-ebook/dp/B07DVX8DS1

 

 

About the Author

Huntsville’s own Marc Lacy, a graduate of Alabama A&M University, is a nationally renowned, award winning poet/author/lecturer, and CEO of AVO Publishing, LLC.  He has performed all over the country at many national literary events and spoken word venues. Marc is also a reputable fiction writer (Whiskey House Trilogy) as well as a blogger for Marc Lacy Spoken Word, Music &Writing Fan Page on Facebook.

Additionally, Lacy is a columnist for LuxLifeATL.com. Along with writing and performance, Marc utilizes his wordsmith talent and poetic flair as he facilitates lectures, conducts workshops, and delivers motivational speeches concerning writing, communication, and self-development. Lacy credits his faith in God and love of family for providing energy he needs, to succeed.

Books by Marc Lacy
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Viral Xgressions (Transgressions Fiction Thriller) by Marc Lacy

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Curse of the Whiskey House (Whiskey House Trilogy)
https://www.amazon.com/Curse-Whiskey-House-Trilogy/dp/097497126X

 

 


Intimate Conversation with Author and Poet Marc Lacy

Huntsville’s own Marc Lacy, is a nationally renowned, award winning poet/author/lecturer, and CEO of AVO Publishing, LLC. He has performed all over the country at many national literary events and spoken word venues. Marc is also a reputable fiction writer (Whiskey House Trilogy) as well as a blogger for Marc Lacy Spoken Word, Music, & Writing Fan Page on Facebook. Additionally, Lacy is a columnist for LuxLifeATL.com. Along with writing and performance, Marc utilizes his wordsmith talent and poetic flair as he facilitates lectures, conducts workshops, and delivers motivational speeches concerning writing, communication, and self-development.

BPM: What made you want to become a writer? How long have you been writing?
I realized I had the knack for it back in grade school and really wanted to explore creative writing. I have been writing on and off for about 20 years.

BPM: How do you think you’ve evolved creatively?
I humbly feel that my evolution in becoming naturally more mature as a person has seeped into my writing. In essence, I now can do a better job seeing and accepting things for what they are, therefore it can reflected in how my characters view things as well.

BPM: Do you view writing as a kind of spiritual practice?
In some respects, yes. When you’re able to write testimonials based on how God has moved something within your life, it is easy and natural to write in that manner.

BPM: How has writing impacted your life?
Writing has introduced me to some great people and has afforded me the opportunity to travel abroad.

BPM: What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
I learned that people tend to categorize you based on what your initial works entailed. In essence, how you’re introduced to them, is how they’re going to remember you.

BPM: How do you find or make time to write?
In working a full time job and being involved in various activities, I simply have to make time. On many occasions, I’d slide out of town to get away from everyone and everything, and just concentrate on writing. Are you a plotter or a pantster? If I have to choose between the two, I’d say that I am a plotter.

BPM: How did you choose the genre you write in?
I believe in being as versatile as possible as a writer. I’ve always been into creative writing and I knew it was a matter of time before I delved into full-fledged fiction. Have you considered writing in another genre? Well, I began my literary career in publishing poetry, but gradually segued to fiction.

BPM: Tell us about your most recent work, Viral Xgressions.
Viral Xgressions, the follow-up to Curse of the Whiskey House is fresh out of the oven. And yes, the Lazarus, Alabama shenanigans continue as mayhem and treachery dominate everything in close proximity to that cursed whiskey house. Available on Nook and Kindle? Right now, it’s available on Kindle…soon to be Nook.

BPM: Give us some insight into your main characters or the speakers.
For my latest publication, the main characters are Rufus, Pierre, Destiny, Bo, and of course Ace. What makes each one so special? In my opinion, the fact that they’re all heavily flawed adds that element of “unexpectedness” to the reader.

BPM: What was your hardest scene to write, the opening or the close?
I’d say the opening because it sets the tone/pace for the remainder of the novel. The reader has to be grabbed initially in order for their attention to be gained.

BPM: Share one specific point in your book that resonated with your present situation or journey.
There is a scene in which very intense protests are going on…which is exactly what many of us see in real life during these very divisive political times.

BPM: Is there a specific place/space/state that you find inspiration in?
I consider myself a “cold” writer meaning I do not necessarily have to be in a certain environment to be inspired. However, if I must pick a space, it would have to be where there’s plenty of culture or just a cultural vibe.

BPM: Are there certain characters you would like to go back to, or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with?
Being that this is a trilogy (Whiskey House Trilogy), several characters are getting a lot of extended “playing time.” If I engage in writing another trilogy, I think I’d like to focus or contrition or retribution of characters for acts that happened way in the past.


BPM: Do you want each book to stand on its own or do you prefer to write series?

Right now, I am really feeling the “series” vibe.

BPM: Does writing energize you?
Actually sometimes, it does. I honestly cannot state exactly why.

BPM: Do you believe in writer’s block?
I believe in it; but I don’t necessarily get it. I’m a firm believer of “sometimes you’ve got the juice, and sometimes you do not.” That just comes with life. Every day/night of writing will not be exactly the same.

BPM: Do you try to deliver to readers what they want or let the characters guide your writing?
I honestly try to integrate a little bit of both, but mostly the latter.

BPM: Is there one subject you would never write about as an author?
When it comes to my writing, as far as where I am with it now, I will probably never say never. What is it?

BPM: Is there a certain type of scene that’s harder for you to write than others?
I think they are all equally challenging. If it’s a mystery-thriller type book, it’s challenging incorporating love scenes…to me.

BPM: Have you written any other books that are not published?
All of my completed works have been published. However, I do have a couple that are incomplete. Hopefully in the future, I can reveal what they are.

BPM: What projects are you working on at the present?
First priority is to complete the third book of the current trilogy (Whiskey House Trilogy), The Ghost of Ace Honeycutt. Outside of that, I will continue blogging, writing articles for online publications, and occasionally performing spoken word.

BPM: How can readers discover more about you and your work?
IG: marc_lacy
Twitter: marc_lacy
Linkedin: (search) Marc Lacy
Website: marclacy.com
Facebook.com/marclacy

Facebook fan page: Marc Lacy Spoken Word, Music, and Writing
https://www.facebook.com/MarcLacySpokenWordandWriting

 

Purchase Viral Xgressions (Transgressions Fiction Thriller) by Marc Lacy
Fiction Thriller filled with Tainted Souls, Hacked Spirits, Wretched Deals, and Flatlines
https://www.amazon.com/Viral-Xgressions-Tainted-Wretched-Flatlines-ebook/dp/B07DVX8DS1

Purchase Curse of the Whiskey House (Whiskey House Trilogy)
https://www.amazon.com/Curse-Whiskey-House-Trilogy/dp/097497126X

 

 

 

 

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