Posts tagged “romantic

Happy Valentine’s Day from Sebastian Cole

Posted on February 13, 2016

I’d like to wish all of my friends and family a Happy Valentine’s Day. Time to cuddle up with the ones we love.

Sebastian Cole ❤️





















Cover image by Deborah DeWit for Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love

SAND DOLLAR a Bronze Winner at the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards

Posted on September 2, 2015

I’m delighted to announce that my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, was recently awarded a bronze medal at the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards in the category of Contemporary Romance. Thanks, Readers’ Favorite!

Readers Favorite book award winnerSand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love

SAND DOLLAR eBook Now Available at Kobo

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.

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WANTED: Valentine

Posted on February 14 2014

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Valentine’s Day Book Giveaway ♥

The first 10 people to wish me
a Happy Valentine’s Day on Facebook
will receive an autographed copy of my debut novel,
Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love.

Good luck and Happy Valentine’s Day!

— Sebastian Cole

Disclaimer: Wives, ex-wives, girlfriends, ex-girlfriends, and relatives of Sebastian Cole are ineligible [shrugging]. The remainder of the population, however, is good to go!

SAND DOLLAR Now Available for the Nook

Posted on February 04, 2014

Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love is now available for the Nook.

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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  🙂

Enter the Sand Dollar Photo Contest for a Chance to Win a free Kindle Paperwhite

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 🙂

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Book Gift Guide

Posted on 11/14/13

Looking for great gift ideas for Christmas?

Give your loved ones the gift of imagination, the gift of a book. Check out this neat Book Gift Guide.

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Rave Reviews for Sand Dollar Continue to Pour In

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…

Sebastian 🙂 

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Sand Dollar Book Giveaway at Book Reporter

Posted on September 27, 2013

Register to win one of 30 autographed copies of my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, at by clicking here. The contest ends Monday, September 30th at noon ET. Good luck!

— Sebastian  🙂



Thanks for the Great Reviews on Amazon!

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  🙂

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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…

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Over 100,000 Sand Dollar eBooks Given Away on Amazon This Week!

Posted on September 22, 2013

I have no idea if this is any kind of Amazon record or not, but in the last 5 days I’ve given away 105,033 copies of the Kindle eBook version of my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love. Thanks to everyone who helped make this free book promotion more successful than my wildest dreams. If you enjoyed reading Sand Dollar, please spread the word. What a week!

— Sebastian Cole  🙂

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Sand Dollar Book Giveaway at Kindle Books and Tips

Posted on September 19, 2013

I’ll be giving away 10 autographed copies of my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, at Kindle Books and Tips. Click here to enter to win. Winners will be announced Monday night. Good luck!

— Sebastian 🙂

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Sand Dollar #1 at Amazon

Posted on September 18, 2013


Thanks to everyone who downloaded Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love yesterday at Amazon. 62,000 copies were given away yesterday, making Sand Dollar the best selling FREE eBook at Amazon. And the free eBook promotion is running for another four days, through Saturday.

Get yours today by clicking here.

4.5 stars on Amazon with over 120 reviews
Beverly Hills Book Award winner
ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award bronze winner
International Book Awards finalist
ForeWord Firsts debut literary competition finalist

Sand Dollar Ad at Book Reporter

Posted on September 16, 2013

Check out my ad at Book Reporter, and enter to win a free book!


“I will continue to think about this novel for many days to come.”

Posted on 09/15/13

A9RED1A.tmp.pdf“The Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love by Sebastian Cole is thought provoking. I will continue to think about this novel for many days to come. I never thought there were so many ways to think about romantic love.  What is love? What is  false love? Noah and Robin are the main characters. There is always something or someone who presents an obstacle to their fast growing attraction for one another. Finding out whether there love is true and can last a life time takes a long time.

So often family members can present a problem for those who want to love one another forever. Noah is Jewish. Robin is not Jewish. This was not a problem for Noah or Robin. They just loved one another without a thought about the what ifs of loving someone who grew up with different traditions. However, Mariam, the mother, goes absolutely nuts when she learns that Robin is not Jewish. I was glad that Noah had the kind of love which remains steadfast through thick and thin. Robin was the one who taught him that it is alright to think for yourself and to make your own decisions. Your life is not your parents’ life. Neither is your parents’ life your life. Since life is as fragile as a Sand Dollar, there is no time to live by the persuasions of other people.

I felt that Noah’s character grew far quicker than Robin’s character. At some points in the novel I didn’t like Robin. I felt she mistreated Noah. I felt she was terribly immature. I felt that she made Noah look and sound immature. I did not want Noah to love her. It is not easy to know whether Noah and Robin’s love will last forever or just fall away in the sand. This is why I began to see the intricacies of love. For example, if the one you love stops loving you, do you continue to love them or give up and settle for a  person you only love a little bit? When is it time to give up on love? When is it time to hold steady and wait for the one you really love?

Yes, this is a tear jerker. For every tissue you use there is a golden nugget of truth about romantic love wrapped in the tear. The tears are not wasted. The tears cried while reading this book are splashes of the meaning of genuine love in a time when the world is turning, growing, changing so rapidly. It is a love letter to those who wish to love someone more honestly and more deeply than ever before in their life.

There is also the questions about the end of life. What happen to our bodies? What happens to our souls? When is it time to let a love one pass to the other side? These deep questions and other questions were laid before me by the author, Sebastian Cole. I am so happy this book came into my hands. I feel that the book might have been sent by the angels.” — Tea and Inspiration

95 Reviews on Amazon and Counting…

Posted on June 19, 2013

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

Five reviews more, and Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love will reach a sweet milestone — 100 reviews on Amazon. The amazing part is that Sand Dollar has maintained the same rating, 4.6 stars, from when it had half as many reviews. I’m very thankful to have such wonderful people reading and reviewing my debut novel! Thank you, thank you!


“A beautiful love story that made me late for work”

Posted on June 19, 2013

★★★★★  Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love

“This is a beautiful love story that made me late for work because I just couldn’t stop reading it. I loved this book & I can’t wait to read more from this author.”

Find Me Quote by Sebastian Cole Spreading Like Wildfire

Posted on March 20, 2013

Find Me

It’s so exciting to see my Find Me quote spreading like wildfire on the internet! It’s awesome to stumble upon three such posts that, when combined, have been liked or shared by over 800 people, and climbing!! If only they knew where it came from…

Quote Library on Tumblr
The Most Beautiful Things In The World on Facebook
The Secrets of The Sea on Facebook

And that’s just the beginning. To check out the ever-growing list, click here.

“If someday you should ever think of me and miss me, know in your heart that I’d want you to find me once again. No matter how distant in time and space… FIND ME.” — Sebastian Cole, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love

Review of Sand Dollar

Posted on March 11, 2013

“A great story of undying, constant, ever-going, everlasting love – that will always win out. Check it out.”
— E. Lizard Breath Speaks

Sand Dollar Selected as a Finalist for ForeWord’s Book Of The Year Awards

Posted on March 11, 2013

ForeWord Reviews magazine has selected Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love as a finalist for the 2012 Book of the Year Awards in the category of Romance.

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“Great book for a romantic at heart.”

Posted on March 07, 2013

★★★★★  Beautiful love story

“Just a gorgeous, fun & loving – love story. So good. I read it in a day – no power around the home – so it was great time to settle in & read away. Great book for a romantic at heart. I’ve always wanted to be an owner of a lighthouse. No matter what you have in life (money, possessions, no money, broke) – love will always win. Don’t forget your tissues. Romance story. Do check it out.” — Beth

“Great love story, great life lessons”

Posted on March 07, 2013

★★★★★  Awesome

“I read this book in two days, I really enjoyed it, great love story, great life lessons, great loss, very happy to have this in my library. Thank you Mr. Cole.”
C. Cooper