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Monday, March 13, 2023

Icarus Over Collins by Hector Duarte, Jr. - Book Tour - Exclusive Excerpt - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Hector Duarte, Jr. and his new book, “Icarus Over Collins,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Hector and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of good luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

Icarus Over Collins

by Hector Duarte, Jr.


GENRE:   Contemporary Fiction (Bilingual Spanish/English)



After her friend Sandy Mangual tragically falls to his death, Bailey Cohen discovers images of his grisly corpse have been uploaded and shared through social media, by someone very close to her.

Fed up, in a stagnant relationship with an emotionally-abusive boyfriend, Bailey enlists the help of quiet, unnoticed, underappreciated Bernardo Castillo, who works the luxury Miami Beach high rise in which she stays.

Bernardo will have to dredge up the shady past he’s long worked to tamp down in order to set off on a journey of vengeance that will reshape and morph each person engulfed along its way.

Icarus Over Collins is a short, punchy revenge story as cracked and slivered as hot Miami pavement.

Tras la trágica caída accidental de su amigo, Bailey Cohen descubre que imágenes del cadáver han sido clandestinamente descargadas a redes sociales. Por alguien muy cercana.

Bailey contara con la ayuda de Bernardo Castillo, empleado del condominio lujoso en Miami Beach cuya Bailey habita.

En nombre de su amigo fallecido, Bernardo y Bailey tendrán que excavar sus pasados umbríos en camino hacia la venganza. Un viaje que reformara a todos envueltos.

Icarus Over Collins es un cuento de venganza tan caluroso y rajado como las aceras bordeando todo Miami.



Las cosas se calmaron

Once out of the garage, I constantly check my rearview because un gringo como Gabe is crazy enough to follow me all the way home and the last thing I need is someone like that knowing where I live. Estos Americanos son mas locos que el carajo.

“No es gringo,” Bailey corrects me. “His parents are Colombian.”

“Even worse.”

“But they don’t show any ties at all to the country. He’s never been there, doesn’t speak Spanish, has no idea what a bandeja paisa is.”

It doesn’t make me feel better. Not until la madrugada when everything is quiet as Bailey tries to get a hold of el fallecido’s parents. Ninguno de los dos hablamos a word about it since getting to the house. What’s to say? We both saw what we saw and in instances like that lo mejor es quedarse calladito. So, we sit on the couch finishing the beers left in the fridge. De vez en cuando, she cries. She leans in once and I hold her. Otherwise, la dejaba tranquilita. When the beers are through, she quietly asks if there’s a liquor store nearby.



Hector Duarte, Jr. is a writer/educator out of Miami, Fl, where he lives with his wife, son, and cat.  His fiction has been published widely online and in print, like the recent anthologies Pa Que Tu Lo Sepas: Stories to Benefit the People of Puerto Rico, and Shotgun Honey Presents Volume 4: Recoil. In September of 2018, Shotgun Honey Books published his full-length short story collection Desperate Times Call. He welcomes you to follow him on Twitter.



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  1. Looks like a very interesting book.

  2. Hector Duarte is a new author to me, but I want to thank this blog for the introduction. I look forward to reading this book.