Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Binary Logic by Tracy Ross

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for Binary Logic by Tracy Ross. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as a great guest post from the author. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Binary Logic
Author: Tracy Ross
Publisher: Liminal Books
Publication Date: November 15th 2022
Print Length: 202 pages
Genre: Science Fiction Fantasy Horror
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Binary Logic is the perfect merge of content and form—exploring concepts of literary genre with revelatory narrative. It is a collection of tales touching on relational dysfunction, the conflicts inherent in addiction and fear, and the legacy of female future time lords. The stories all create a bridge between the reckoning imagination and the spirit of free will and self-made destiny.

Binary Logic quietly asks the question, “Where is the mind of our species headed and what is the next quantum leap of human consciousness?”

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EXCERPT:
It was then that I realized I was in it for the both of us. My father and I against the anguish. At one point, during the early hours of morning, the crying faces had all gotten loose and were crawling up the walls and dropping from the ceiling like smokey apparitions from Dante’s Inferno, liquid shadows of creeping hunger, an infestation of screaming mouths and terror-stricken eyes, the reality of the walls closing in on me like a wriggling, dark prison. In my panic and shock, I finally blacked out, leaving the room for the numbing promise of sleep. I welcomed unconscious bliss.

Note to self: pain is a manifestation. It lives like a beast, a breathing, hungry creature, unable to free itself from destiny, unable to make the choice to release itself because it is comfortable in its tragedy. It is easier to go on in pain, then to go through to the other side where there is peace. The fear stops you. It prevents you from going all the way.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tracy Ross is the author of three poetry volumes and the fictional narrative Certainty of One—A Tale of Education Automation. Her latest work, Binary Logic is a short story collection which touches on many genres—surrealism, horror, magic realism, and science fiction. In Binary Logic she tries to not be tethered to one type of story but attempts to explore the metaphors and symbols behind the dualities of choice, free will, and decision.

Ross is a graduate of Augsburg University's MFA program and is a life-long student of the metaphysical behind language as well as consciousness studies. She has lived in Detroit, Chicago, and the Boundary Waters Canoe area in upper north Minnesota. As a youngster she progressed straight from Judy Blume books to Franz Kafka, making a giant leap into existentialism by the age of nine. She is also a student of film and popular culture, working on a new book of essays on life, liberty, and the pursuit of media. She currently lives and works in Minnesota.

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GUEST POST:
- If you could change one major thing for women in the world, what would you choose and why?

I think it would be a matter of causality. Eliminate high heels and stilettos shoes. This has probably been said before but I'm not kidding! With everything the 21st century woman has to worry about, why do it in stilts seven inches off the ground? My grandmother came from Europe and she was never seen without wearing a little bit of a heel as well as a dress or skirt. This was a convention brought forward from about several hundred years earlier during a time when both men and women wore elevated heels on their shoes. But they also wore powdered wigs and girdles and horses used the bathroom in the streets.

If we were to really take away the high heel, even as the mainstay of fashion and beauty convention, we could really begin to value health and functionality over male preferred forms of social conformity. We could start to work our way backwards and examine how and why these conventions were created and realize they have initiatives that keep women literally falling down. Whether it be in ankle fractures, broken toes, long term leg damage, and serving only as stilts to stand in, stilettos will continue to make women go through hell. Take off your high heels and burn them!
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GIVEAWAY:
Tracy Ross will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions and the author assume all responsibility over the giveaway.)

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41 comments:

  1. My niece would like this book.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  2. thanks this sounds like a great book

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  3. Sounds like a great book. Congratulations on it's release.

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  4. This sounds like a good book. I like the cover and excerpt.

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  5. What a cool and unique book. good work

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  6. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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  7. Looking forward to reading especially to learn about the legacy of female future time lords

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  8. Do you like this weather?

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  9. Sounds very interesting. Congrats on your tour.

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  10. Thank you for sharing your guest post, bio and book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and I am looking forward to reading Binary Logic. Which aspect of your story required the most research on your part?

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  11. This sounds like such a good book.

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  12. Very interesting cover & excerpt!

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  13. I like everything about this book - genre title and cover!
    Thank you for sharing this.

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  14. The book sounds fantastic. Great cover!

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  15. Have you started another book yet?

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  16. What kind of beverage do you like to keep on hand while writing?

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  17. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  18. looks like a fun one

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  19. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  20. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  21. The books sounds fun to read. Thanks for the introduction.

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  22. Happy Thursday!

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  23. LAST DAY
    Thanks for the contest.

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  24. thanks for the giveaway and best wishes with the book

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  25. I love your response to the question and I wholly agree. I ditched my heels several years age and my feet thank me every day.

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  26. I so enjoyed reading the excerpt- well done!

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  27. Sounds like a wonderful read!

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  28. Sounds like a great book, I love the excerpt

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