Posted on April 2, 2015
SAND DOLLAR: A Story of Undying Love ebook is on sale for 99¢ (reg. $4.99) at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes & Kobo. If you haven’t read it yet, now would be a good time to check it out!
Posted on November 04, 2014
For a limited time, buy select Nicholas Sparks books in Portuguese from FNAC and get a free copy of Uma História de Amor Eterno, the Portuguese version of Sand Dollar. For more information, click here.
Posted on October 01, 2014
Posted on August 09, 2014
The award-winning novel by Sebastian Cole, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, is now available at Smashwords, Google Play, and Scribd.
Posted on June 14, 2014
For a limited time only, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love is now only 99¢ at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo. Have a great Father’s Day weekend, everyone!
Posted on March 04, 2014
Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love is now available for Kobo eReader devices. Also available for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and iTunes.
November 24, 2013
Just a reminder — there are just 3 more weeks to enter the Sand Dollar Photo Contest. One lucky winner will receive a touchscreen Kindle Paperwhite eReader with built-in light, and two runner-ups will receive a $25 Kindle gift card! Just take a picture of you and my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, and email the file to sebastian@sebastiancoleauthor. Winners will be announced on 12/15/13. For contest rules, click here. To see all of the entries, click here. Good luck and happy modeling!
— Sebastian Cole 🙂
Posted on October 19, 2013
Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love now has over 300 reviews on Amazon. It’s hard to believe that only 3 weeks ago Sand Dollar had 200 reviews, and a few weeks before that it had 100. And Sand Dollar’s average rating is holding strong at 4.3 stars (out of 5 stars). I’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to my success. Word of mouth is the key, and people are starting to take notice…
Posted on September 27, 2013
I read every review on Amazon for my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, and it warms my heart to know that I’ve profoundly touched the lives of others through my writing. And lately, the reviews on Amazon have been flying in at a rate of 10 per day, 70 in the last week, for a total of 200 reviews along with an average rating of 4.4 stars (out of 5 stars)! I’d like to thank everyone who has contributed a review. Every little bit helps when you’re trying to break in as a first-time author. And thanks to you, my dreams are becoming a reality.
— Sebastian Cole 🙂
Posted on September 15, 2013
“Great Story line, very believable characters. And who can put put down a great story of love? I surely can’t!” — MrsAFJ
Posted on August 25, 2013
★★★★★ Must Read!!
“This book is a captivating and mesmerizing read! I so enjoyed this book. Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down. I got completely caught up in the on-again off-again love between Noah and Robin. It takes you on one hell of a roller coaster ride, only to bring you to a very unexpected ending.” — Angie Harmon
Posted on August 22, 2013
With the end of summer fast approaching, why not take your favorite love story, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, to the beach this weekend for a photo shoot (or anywhere else for that matter)? And in the process you can enter to win a Kindle Paperwhite eReader with built-in light. For contest rules, click here.
Posted on January 13, 2013
★★★★★ A great book for anyone!
“Sebastian Cole, I could not put this book down from the moment I started! Sand Dollar is a story that will touch anyone’s heart. A story about true love, and the measures one is willing to take to save it! With an insight of what it is like to love one with an imbalance, and what it means to never ever give up on the one you love! Sebastian Cole has an “easy-reading” style of writing. I was engaged in the story the whole way through! I look forward to reading the next novel by Sebastian Cole! Well Done!!” — Jill
Posted on January 6, 2013
“I received a complimentary copy of Sand Dollar for read and review, but this did not affect my review.
I first wish to thank Mr. Cole for the opportunity to read this book. I feel privileged to even have the honor of sharing my thoughts on such a fantastic and masterful creation. I will not do what I normally do which is re-summarize the entire story, no…this is a story that you must read yourself. Then and only then will you have the incredible journey that Mr. Cole takes the reader on. I really do not have enough words in my arsenal to say how lovely, heart wrenchingly beautiful this book was, I am a sucker for romance, and moreso for the undying love element.
The pain, frustration and acceptance that the main character Noah experienced by loving Robin is I do not know…. soul wrenching….
But his perseverance was incredible, and how lucky and sad, I see the tragic figure Robin as, to have and not recognize, what many do not have, someone to love them wholeheartedly, undeserved and unconditionally…
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
Posted on December 10, 2012
★★★★★ Recommend this book for any Nicholas Sparks fan! Great love story! Get tissues!
“I just finished reading sand dollar! All I have to say is wow and I need a box of tissues! This book is amazing! I love Noah! I was so happy to see that he stood his ground and did what he wanted to do instead of listening to his parents! I did feel bad for Sarah but it wouldn’t have worked out anyways because of the love for Robin! I so can’t wait until another book comes out by Sebastian Cole! Definitely give this book five sand dollars!” — Marie Levie
Posted on December 10, 2012
And at only 99 cents, it’s a bargain!
The eReader Cafe is a great place to find free books and bargain books for your Kindle.
Posted on December 4, 2012
I’d like to thank Awesome Romance Novels for featuring SAND DOLLAR on their website.
Posted on November 29, 2012
I’d like to thank The Romance Reviews for running a Q&A for my debut novel, SAND DOLLAR: A Story of Undying Love, at their Year-End Splash Party, where they’re giving away hundreds of prizes.
Posted on November 27, 2012
Paperback, 223 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Sebastian Cole LLC
Genre: contemporary novel, romance, romantic fantasy
Rating : 5 stars
“What an exquisitely romantic story! Utterly heart-wrenching in its tragedy, absolutely gratifying in its resolution. Far from being a mellow romance novel, the author deepened and enriched the shadows of widely exploited tropes (lost love and second chances) with more introspective and dramatic tones, tragic elements and a mind-blowing ending. Although frequently referred to as a romantic fantasy, I wouldn’t say that Cole’s soulful debut novel falls in that clear-cut category, being the otherworldly element not a dominant feature throughout the narration, as much as an imaginative touch that the author used very lightly and that found its culmination only at the end of the book.
Lying in a hospital bed, eighty year old Noah Hartman offers to a compassionate medical orderly a bitter-sweet recount of his love life. As past events and present-time regretful considerations unfold in front of our eyes with the fluidity, accuracy and comfortable pace of a movie script, Noah takes us for an emotional trip down memory lane, leading the readers through his heartbreaking quest for love and the countless obstacles that external forces, prejudices, and twists of fate placed on his path to happiness. What makes this story of undying love so poignant and inspiring is the combination of two very fragile and vibrant characters and the incredible resiliency of their mutual feelings. I was overwhelmed with a deep sense of compassion for Noah and Robin. Their back-stories may be marked by environmental and genetic traits that will act as invisible and sometimes unexplained forces against the fulfillment of their love (Noah’s Jewish background and family’s hostility to Robin, Robin’s tragic past and lack of emotional stability), but true love has a way to reveal itself in “a moment of truth and clarity” and to lead two soul mates through the storms and the rough seas, like a compass to its true north.
Keep a tissue box close by while reading this evocative novel…Sand Dollar won’t leave your soul and your eyes dry.” — Mina’s Bookshelf
Posted on November 14, 2012
★★★★★ Sand Dollar
“The Sand Dollar was the 1st book in many years that I finished from start to finish. It kept me intrigued until the very last page!! The book was very well written and so heartfelt. I experienced a range of emotions from crying to laughing. My only disappointment is that I finished the book and can longer be intertwined within Robin and Noah’s love story 🙂 I am looking forward to Sebastian’s next masterpiece! I definitely recommend this book to all the romantics out there!!!”