Posts tagged “fantasy

Happy Thanksgiving from Sebastian Cole

Posted on 11/28/2013

SebastianCole2LowResCropSand DollarI’d like to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I hope you get to spend the day with those you cherish most. And if, for whatever reason, you’re apart, may they always know the place they hold within your heart.

And if you’re looking for a heart-wrenching love story to read on your Kindle over the holidays, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love is on sale for just 99 cents on Amazon now through Sunday. Enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving,

— Sebastian Cole  🙂

Sebastian Cole’s Amazon Author Rank

Posted on September 23, 2013

Having released my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, it’s cool to see that I now have an Amazon Author Rank: #73 in Books / Romance / Fantasy. Apparently, Amazon combines all of your books and ranks you as an author. I seem to be the only one on the page with just one book…

Sebastian Cole's Amazon Author Rank

Sand Dollar Winner in the Beverly Hills Book Awards

Posted on April 15, 2013

Beverly Hills Book Awards

Sand Dollar winner in the Beverly Hills Book Awards

I am pleased to announce that my debut novel,

Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love,

is the winner in the Romance category in the

 Beverly Hills Book Awards

Sand Dollar Shoots Up the Kindle eBook Charts at Amazon

Posted on April 06, 2013

Thanks to Kindle Books And Tipsmy debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, has suddenly shot up the sales charts at Amazon. It is currently ranked at #616 in the Kindle store,  ranked at #27 for Books/Romance/Fantasy, and ranked at #7 for Kindle Store/Kindle eBooks/Literature & Fiction/General Fiction/Romance/Fantasy. I realize that Sand Dollar won’t stay up their for long, but it certainly is a joy to live in the moment. Thanks to everyone for your support!

Sebastian Cole


Amazon Best Sellers Rank for Sand Dollar eBook Just Went Through The Roof

Posted on March 04, 2013

In case you haven’t looked at Sand Dollar’s selling page on Amazon in the last several hours, the Kindle edition of Sand Dollar has suddenly climbed all the way up the charts to a ranking of 397, overall! And just yesterday it started off the day ranked at 390,000, ha. Consequently, it’s currently #8 on the list under Kindle Store/Kindle eBooks/Literature & Fiction/General Fiction/Romance/Fantasy&Futuristic; and it’s #17 on the list under Books/Romance/Fantasy&Futuristic! Even though I’m sure this won’t last for long, it’s nice to revel in it, if only for the moment. Thank you, thank you, thank you to Ereader News Today for listing me on their website as one of their Bargain Books!

Sand Dollar Book Free at Scribd

Posted on February 20, 2013

Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook, Love Story, Love, Romance, Fantasy, Fiction, Tear jerker, Heart wrenching


For a limited time only, you can read
Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love

for free at Scribd.


Happy reading from Sebastian Cole

“It was one of those ‘Oh my God, that can’t possibly be’ types of moments.”

Posted on February 10, 2013

The Stuff of Success

★★★★★  “Many reviewers have compared Sand Dollar by Sebastian Cole to Nicholas Sparks. To be fair I want you to know that I have never read a Nicholas Sparks book nor have I seen a related movie. I don’t ordinarily read books that are classified as romance but I was interested in Sand Dollar due to its fantasy romance genre.

For the first half of the book it seemed more like a lost love type of story and although that is interesting, I wasn’t quite sure what the fantasy aspect was. As I continued to read though, that became increasingly clear. From the beginning it is clear that Noah is a great person with a great desire to love and be loved. I have never been in a position where the person I am destined to be with – my soulmate – is just not someone it is possible to be with. But the premise is quite heartbreaking and I found myself wanting so much more for Noah. Robin is his soulmate. That is clear but for some reason it just never seems to work out. The reason it doesn’t work out is eventually made clear and then my heart broke for the two of them and how they had so much stacked against them and their relationship.

The fantasy becomes evident toward the end of the book, and it was one of those “Oh my God, that can’t possibly be” types of moments. I read most of this book in one day/sitting. That wasn’t my intent but once I made it past the first half of the book I really just could not find the perfect time to put it aside for another day. Every chapter’s conclusion was not a conclusion at all – it left me hanging for the next and I just couldn’t step away. I give this story a five-star rating and would definitely read future novels by Sebastian Cole.” The Stuff of Success

Sand Dollar Book giveaway ends February 17th. To enter, click here and scroll down to Rafflecopter.

Angie’s Book Review of Sand Dollar at Amazon

Posted on October 9, 2012


Not a Fan of Romance Novels, but…

“I am not a fan of Romance Novels but was drawn into the book by the author-of all things. Meeting Mr. Sebastian Cole at a book signing in New England, I was taken by the obvious love he has for his book when he speaks about the whole creative experience. Once I started reading, I could not put the book down. I just had to know what was going to happen to the really nice guy who falls head over heel in love with a troubled young woman (who doesn’t really understand the nature of her troubles.) All of the circumstances that served to keep the couple apart and the reaction of the individuals kept me wanting to know what would happen next. The ending was magnificent! I could not put the book down…I can only envision Mr.Cole’s book turning into a movie. And hope that he continues to write more !” — Angie

Sand Dollar Book Giveaway Winners At Goodreads

Posted on October 8, 2012

Congratulations to the winners of the October 8th Sand Dollar book giveaway at Goodreads.

Amanda Tse
Brittany Schneider
Meghan Taormina
Sandy Voight
Vickie Pinkerton

Thanks to the 1077 people who entered the contest at Goodreads.

Adrienne’s Book Review of Sand Dollar at Amazon

Posted on October 2, 2012


Spectacular Read

“This was probably the greatest love story I have ever read. Although at times I wanted to shake both Robin and Noah it truly was an amazing read with a spectacular ending. Want to share this book with friends but not willing to part with my copy. This will be a book I keep and read over and over again. (Oh yeah….make sure you have a box of kleeenex nearby!!)”Adrienne

Maryellen’s Book Review of Sand Dollar at Amazon

Posted on October 1, 2012


Undying Love for Sand Dollar

“Congratulations Mr. Cole! Your debut novel, SAND DOLLAR: A STORY OF UNDYING LOVE, is a winner. And I’m a winner too! I won this book as a Firstreads Giveaway. SAND DOLLAR is a wonderful tale of love and so much more. Noah Hartman~~what a perfect name for a man who follows his heart~~spent his life searching for his soul mate. He found her in Robin. If only Robin could find her way to back to him. As eighty-year old Noah from his hospital bed tells his story to Josh, a very special orderly, we learn of a love that will never die. Well done. I enjoyed reading this story written from a man’s perspective. Genuine. Keep writing Mr. Cole and I’ll keep reading! I gave this book 4 stars but I really wanted to give it 4.5 stars!” — Maryellen

Sherrie Pogorzelski’s Book Review of Sand Dollar at Amazon

Posted on October 1, 2012



“Mr. Cole did an amazing job writing this book. I strongly recommend that any one who loves romance books you need to read this one, just have your tissues ready your going to need them. What Noah went through was gut wrenching a true sole mate is hard to find as Noah will tell you, but if you wait long enough as Noah did for Robin it will work out in the end. And to share his love story with a very special some one like Josh is even better. I can’t wait until his next book come out. I really Love this book.” — Sherrie Pogorzelski

Sebastian Cole A Huge Success At The Big E

Posted on October 1, 2012

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see me this past weekend in the Rhode Island building at The Big E fair in West Springfield, MA. Special thanks to Jayne Panarello for inviting me to participate in the event. Before the end of the first day, I sold out of the 160 SAND DOLLAR books that I had brought, leaving me with none to sell on the second day. At the rate I was selling them, 20 books per hour, I could have sold 400 books, had I brought enough. Who knew?! For those people who ordered books from me, I’ll make sure to get them out as soon as I get more in stock. And if you enjoy reading SAND DOLLAR: A Story of Undying Love, please spread the word or write a review online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Thanks again to everyone who made my first book signing event a huge success! I look forward to seeing you all again next year at The Big E!


Michelle Gilbert’s Book Review of Sand Dollar at Amazon

Posted on September 21, 2012


Wonderful Story

“This is a story of love, loss and learning. The analogies were fabulous and really made the reader think. Get your tissues ready. Wonderfully written. Can’t wait to read another story by Sebastian Cole. I highly recommend the Sand Dollar you wont be sorry!” — Michelle Gilbert “Book Lover”

Valerie’s Book Review of Sand Dollar at Amazon

Posted on September 20, 2012



“Really Great read, great love story!! I could not put the book down! I have definitely recommended to all my friends and book club to read.” — Valerie

“If you like Nicholas Sparks, here’s a book for you!”

Posted on September 19, 2012

Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook, Love Story, Love, Romance, Fantasy, Fiction, Tear jerker, Heart wrenching

I am truly grateful for all of the wonderful reviews that SAND DOLLAR: A Story of Undying Love has received thus far; and I am humbled by the comparisons that have been made to an incredible author whom I greatly admire, Nicholas Sparks.

Here’s what people are saying:

“This smashing debut by Sebastian Cole reads like the best of Nicholas Sparks with just enough schmaltz. Moving and emotive, it’s every bit THE NOTEBOOK.” — Jon Land, best selling author of STRONG AT THE BREAK

“In the vein of THE NOTEBOOK and numerous other classics, SAND DOLLAR proves once again that true love never dies.”
 — Marsha Oglesby, Hollywood producer

“If you LOVED The Notebook, you will, with no doubt, LOVE Sand Dollar!” — Sara at Amazon

“I enjoyed this book very much, and would recommend it to any Nicholas Sparks’ fans out there, like myself. If you are debating whether to read this book, DO IT.” — Kiersten at Amazon

“Sebastian Cole did an AMAZING job with this book. It is a great love story with real life characters and real life problems. He reminds me of Nicholas Sparks with his ability to play on your heart strings throughout the entire book.” — Kelani at Amazon

“Like THE NOTEBOOK. Really Great read, great love story!! I could not put the book down! I have definitely recomended to all my friends and book club to read.”
— Valerie at Amazon

“Excellent modern romance! It definitely was similar to Nicholas Sparks or Richard Paul Evans. Not only was it a great love story, but it was also suspenseful.”
Amy Z Drew at Amazon

“Mr. Cole’s work is exceptional, well written and beautiful, to compare him to Nicholas Sparks is accurate, but I feel that Mr. Cole is and will continue to blaze his own path and leave his own mark as a writer.” — Michelle C. Jordan at Amazon

“Recommend this book for any Nicholas Sparks fan! Great love story! Get tissues!” — Mary Levie at Amazon

“I have read every Nicholas Sparks book and I can tell you, this is right up there with them! I look forward to reading his future books!” — Lori at Amazon

“Being an avid Nicholas Sparks fan, I’m very particular about my romance novels, but Sebastian Cole did not disappoint!!” — iclimbedatreetoseetheworld at Amazon

“Sebastian Cole says on his website that his story is a cross between THE NOTEBOOK and THE SIXTH SENSE, and that is a perfect description. If you are going into this story thinking it will be another cookie cutter story of undying love, you will not get that with this one. Cole twists and turns this plot (which is why I couldn’t put it down) to where you can’t assume anything about the ending. You HAVE to read it.” — Kate Patrick

“I highly recommend this to all avid readers of Modern Romance. If you like Nicholas Sparks, here’s a book for you!” — Book Addict

“This tale is not just for all you Nicholas Spark’s fans, but for all of us that at one time or another have let that ‘one, true and pure’ love get away.”

“SAND DOLLAR is a love story reminiscent of THE NOTEBOOK, as the author confesses, but still remains uniquely its own story.” — Epic Book Quest

“Overall this is a great Romance. Any fan of Nicholas Sparks will absolutely adore Sebastian Cole.” — The Blogging Book

“It is a heartbreaking love story that will stay with you even after you put it down. If you are a fan of The Notebook, then this is the book for you.”
Shut Up & Read

“In the tradition of Nicholas Sparks, whom Cole cites as his favorite author, SAND DOLLAR is a sentimental love story about finding and losing one’s soul mate. Cole metes out important information at a good pace, keeping the reader as baffled as Noah by Robin’s strange changes of heart, and carefully manipulates details to lead to a real surprise ending.” — Feathered Quill Book Reviews

“Most of all, books like both THE NOTEBOOK and SAND DOLLAR help everyone to realize that time is passing and that we should always tell those we love how much joy they’ve brought us and that the difficult times made us stronger and the people we are today.” – Jeanne Miro

“When I was told that this was the next great love story I was cynical, but it is totally true.  Noah and Robin’s story is the greatest love story I have ever read. This is a story that will touch you to the depth of your heart.” — A Novel Review

“It was one of the greatest love stories ever told! I hope to see it in the movies because I will definitely go see it!” — Riau

“A beautiful love story reminiscent of Mr. Sparks’ THE NOTEBOOK, SAND DOLLAR plays upon the notion of the road not taken. Readers will be enchanted by the deep abiding love between two characters that seem peppered with insurmountable odds.” — Coffee Time Romance

Jeny Robertson’s Review of Sand Dollar at Amazon

Posted on September 17, 2012


A Fantastic Love Story

“I won this book in a contest off of Im not a huge romance reader so I was skeptical about this book at first. I adored it!! I loved Noah’s character and how he came from money but was very down to earth. I love that he was true to his heart through the entire story. I know Robin’s character had to be the way she was but she made me mad! Noah was a great guy. In the end though she realized what she had. I would recommend this book for sure! A must read!”
Jeny Robertson

Doris Williams’ Review of Sand Dollar at Amazon

Posted on September 17, 2012


Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love

“Sebastian Cole is a great new author with a wonderful story you will never forget. Grab your tissues and start reading. You will not be disappointed. I am looking forward to more from this author!” — Doris Williams

Fan Who Loved Sand Dollar Did What?

Posted on September 13, 2012

Kim loved Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love so much that she had it made into earrings!

Check it out.

Thanks, Kim, for sharing this picture with me. You made my day!



Sand Dollar Book Giveaway Winners At Goodreads

Posted on September 10, 2012

Congratulations to all the winners of the September 10th Sand Dollar book giveaway at Goodreads.

Sherrie Pogorzelski
Maryellen Pallow
Oana Ungureanu
Mandi Rushton
Dragana Pekez
Laurie Franco
Ivy Zheng
Mitzi Gentry

Thanks to the 1724 people who entered the contest. If you didn’t win, please stay tuned for more giveaways.

Sebastian Cole


Book Addict’s Review of Sand Dollar

Posted on September 7, 2012

Click here to read the most colorful review by far…

Tara Brittain’s Review of Sand Dollar at Amazon

Posted on September 4, 2012


Couldn’t put it down!

“I absolutely loved this book. It was a beautifully written love story with a twist. Definintely a must read! My mom also read it and loved it.” — Tara Brittain

Tina Newcomb’s Review of Sand Dollar at Amazon

Posted on 9/2/12


Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love

“The title was true to its word. Noah meets the lovely Robin and through thick and thin, unanswered questions and heartbreak, he continues to love her. The unexpected ending was perfect. Sand Dollar is a beautifully written debut novel and an unforgettable love story.” — Tina Newcomb

S. Sprinkle’s Review of Sand Dollar at Amazon

Posted on 9/2/12


Lots of twists and turns

“This is the first book I have received as a Goodreads giveaway. I must admit that I thought maybe the giveaway books were going to be lame and not worth reading, but this one certainly disproved that. I enjoyed reading about Noah and could certainly imagine myself in his place if my true love just up and walked out of my life. I liked the twists and turns this book has, and can’t wait to see what Sebastian Cole is going to be writing next.” –S. Sprinkle