Posts tagged “Sebastian Cole

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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The Roller Coaster Ride

Posted on September 25, 2013

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“With peaks of joy and valleys of heartache, life is a roller coaster ride that’s both scary and exciting at the same time, the rise and fall of which defines our journey.”

— Sebastian Cole, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love


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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Sebastian Cole a Huge Success at the Big E

Posted on September 23, 2103

Thanks to everybody who stopped by to see me at the Big E. It was a huge success for me, selling 434 copies of my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love. I hope to see you again there next year!

— Sebastian Cole 🙂


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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Sebastian Cole Prepares for Book Signing at the Big E Fair

Posted on Sept 16, 2013

Check out my 4′ x 8′ banners for the Big E in West Springfield, Ma. I’m hoping I’ll get to actually use them, ha. Wish me luck! I’ll be signing my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, this Friday and Saturday, September 20th & 21st, in the Rhode Island building. I hope to see you there!

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Sand Dollar Book Giveaway at Book Reporter

Posted on September 16, 2013

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I’ll be giving away 30 autographed copies of my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, at Book Reporter. Click here to enter to win. Good luck!

– Sebastian 🙂

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Sebastian Cole Talk & Book Signing at the North Scituate Public Library

Posted on September 12, 2013

Sebastian ColePlease join me in a discussion of my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, on Tuesday, October 22 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the North Scituate Public Library606 West Greenville Rd, North Scituate, RI 02857. I’ll be joined by fellow RI author Julien Ayotte, author of Flower of Heaven, as part of the 2013 Rhode Island Authors Series.

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Award-winning author Sebastian Cole Talk and Book Signing at North Scituate Public Library

Posted on September 12, 2013

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North Scituate, RI — September 12. Award-winning author Sebastian Cole will be discussing his journey through writing and publishing his debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Loveon Tuesday, October 22 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm as part of the 2013 Rhode Island Authors Series at the North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Rd, North Scituate, RI 02857. He’ll also be discussing what inspired him to write the novel, as well as the unexpected rewards derived from touching the lives of others through his writing. Joining him will be fellow RI author Julien Ayotte, author of Flower of Heaven.

Sebastian ColeCole’s novel has won numerous awards, including being the winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award, the bronze winner of ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award, a finalist in the International Book Awards, and a finalist in ForeWord Firsts debut literary competition. Sand Dollar has a rating of 4.5 stars (out of 5 stars) on Amazon with over 100 reviews, and the eBook version recently made the list of Amazon’s top 100 best selling paid eBooks in the fiction category.

Set in Rhode Island, Sand Dollar is about an elderly man’s deathbed encounter with a hospital orderly, in which he professes his undying love for his soul mate and one true love, Robin, who also happens to be “the one who got away.” As his family members arrive to bid him goodbye, Noah’s story takes on new life, and he discovers a far greater truth about the past, present, and future. Things are definitely not as they appear as the pieces of a shattered love are put back together in the remarkable final chapter of Noah’s life.

Although Sand Dollar is considered to be a romantic fantasy — a kind of cross between The Notebook and The Sixth Sense — the book distinguishes itself from other romance novels in its genre by its honest portrayal of life as a recurring tragedy — a roller coaster ride of sorts between joy and heartache — and the faith needed to overcome it. As a result, Sand Dollar is a thought-provoking, emotional read that, among other things, might even have you yelling at the main characters at times. And not only is it filled with plenty of twists and turns, but the surprise ending is a real shocker.

Sebastian Cole never intended on being a writer. He graduated from Brown University in the 80s, then worked briefly in New York before returning to Rhode Island to work in his family’s business. Nineteen years later, he took a leap of faith and left the company to pursue his dreams, which has led him to where he is now: a novelist of romantic fiction. Cole writes from the heart, believing in true love, love at first sight, and finding that one person in life you’re meant to be with. Many have compared Cole to Nicholas Sparks, whom Cole cites as his favorite author and inspiration for becoming an author. Whether or not he ever achieves that kind of success, touching the lives of others through his writing has been the single most gratifying thing he has ever done.


Award-Winning RI Author Sebastian Cole Signing Books at the Big E Fair

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Warwick, RI — Rhode Island author Sebastian Cole will be signing his debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, in the Rhode Island building at the Big E fair on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The Big E fair is located at the Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, Ma 01089. Over a million people visit the Big E fair each year, which takes place from September 13 through September 29.

Cole’s novel has won numerous awards, including being the winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award, the bronze winner of ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award, a finalist in the International Book Awards, and a finalist in ForeWord Firsts debut literary competition. Sand Dollar has a rating of 4.5 stars (out of 5 stars) on Amazon with over 100 reviews, and the eBook version recently made Amazon’s list of the top 100 best selling paid eBooks in the Literature & Fiction category.

Anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one would appreciate Sand Dollar, which is about an elderly man’s deathbed encounter with a hospital orderly, in which he professes his undying love for his soul mate and one true love, Robin, who also happens to be “the one who got away.” As his family members arrive to bid him goodbye, Noah’s story takes on new life, and he discovers a far greater truth about the past, present, and future. Things are definitely not as they appear as the pieces of a shattered love are put back together in the remarkable final chapter of Noah’s life.

SandDollar.pdfAlthough Sand Dollar is considered to be a romantic fantasy — a kind of cross between The Notebook and The Sixth Sense — the book distinguishes itself from other romance novels in its genre by its honest portrayal of life as a recurring tragedy — a roller coaster ride of sorts between joy and heartache — and the faith needed to overcome it. As a result, Sand Dollar is a thought-provoking, emotional read that, among other things, might even have you yelling at the main characters at times. And not only is it filled with plenty of twists and turns, but the surprise ending is a real shocker.

Sebastian Cole never intended on being a writer. He graduated from Brown University in the 80s, then worked briefly in New York before returning to Rhode Island to work in his family’s business. Nineteen years later, he took a leap of faith and left the company to pursue his dreams, which has led him to where he is now: a novelist of romantic fiction. Cole writes from the heart, believing in true love, love at first sight, and finding that one person in life you’re meant to be with. Many have compared Cole to Nicholas Sparks, whom Cole cites as his favorite author and inspiration for becoming an author. Whether or not he ever achieves that kind of success, touching the lives of others through his writing has been the single most gratifying thing he has ever done.


Sand Dollar eBook Climbs Up the Amazon Kindle Charts

Posted on September 09, 2013

I’m happy to report that Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love is currently ranked at #133 on Amazon’s paid Kindle eBooks chart, and it’s ranked at #6 in Amazon’s Books / Romance / Fantasy category. I hope whoever buys the eBook fully enjoys it. Thanks for your support!

Sebastian Cole 🙂

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Sebastian Cole Signing Books at the Big E Fair

Posted on September 09, 2013

Hey, everybody. It’s that time of year again for the Big E! I’ll be signing my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Lovein the Rhode Island building on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21. The Big E fair is located at the Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089. Over a million people go there each year during the three weeks that it’s open, so don’t miss out. I hope to see you there!

Sebastian Cole 🙂

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Editorial Presença to Publish Sand Dollar in Portugal

Posted on August 16, 2013

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

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I’m really proud to announce that I’ve signed with Editorial Presença, the largest independent publisher in Portugal, to publish my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, in Portuguese. I can’t wait to see it in Portuguese! And I couldn’t be happier about it. 

Sebastian Cole  🙂


Authors Like Nicholas Sparks

Posted on August 16, 2013

Click here to check out this list on Ranker.com of “Authors Like Nicholas Sparks.” And while you’re at it, feel free to click on the blue thumbs-up icon next to my name, if you feel so inclined, that is. Just saying…

Sebastian Cole  🙂

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Peace and Tranquility

Posted on July 04, 2013

“Some people find it up on a roof, gazing at a billion stars on a crystal clear night. Some people find it up a mountain, with beautiful vistas of valleys below. Some people find it on a secluded pond, or a secret hiding spot, or maybe even in a special chair, one with special memories.

But for me, I find it out on the water, sailing on a boat. It’s where I find peace and tranquility. Where everything makes perfect sense, and all my troubles disappear. My soul surrenders to it. To put it simply, it’s where I find my God. Oh, I’m not talking about religion; I’m talking about spirit… something deep inside.

Out on the water, the gentle breeze caressing my face, the warmth of the sun kisses my skin, and my eyes are enchanted by thousands of sparkling diamonds, dancing on the water’s surface. Out on the water, the air is fresh and the sounds of the sea sing out loud. When I want to feel alive… when I want to feel free… I know exactly where to go to find it.” — Sebastian Cole, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love

 


Kate’s Cute YouTube Video

Posted on July 03, 2013

It was my pleasure to send a copy of my debut novel, Sand Dollar, to Kate in EnglandIt must be karma, because when she opened the package that I sent her, she was so excited that she made this cute video. Click here to check it out! Thanks, Kate. You made my day!

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Book Giveaway Winners

Posted on June 30, 2013

Chicken Soup for the SoulCongratulations to all of the winners of the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspirations for Writers book giveaway at Goodreads. I’ll be sending these books out right away, along with some extra goodies. And don’t forget to check out my article on page 367, “Lessons Learned in Writing My First Novel.” Enjoy!

Sebastian Cole, award-winning author of Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love

WINNERSNicholas Sparks, The Notebook, Love Story, Love, Romance, Fantasy, Fiction, Tear jerker, Heart wrenching
Genevieve Stueber
Shawna James
Brenda Maldonado
Chequita Brooks
C. Hartsell
Julie Dunham
Rosary Goodrum
Betty Pearlman


Looking for a Great Book Club with Terrific People?

Posted on June 27, 2013

Check out the Long Distance Book Club on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/LDBookClub/They’re truly a great group of people, and I’m proud to be a member. Tell them that Sebastian Cole sent you…

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Dreaming to Soar Like Eagles

Posted on June 26, 2013

Published one month ago, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers is a collection of 101 unique stories from 101 different authors; and it’s not until you near the end — page 367, the 97th story — do you come across mine, “Lessons Learned in Writing My First Novel.” 

Chicken Soup for the SoulWhen I wrote the article, I had no idea that people would email me after reading it, let alone four emails from four different people just this past week! Today I received a very nice email from someone in Saudi Arabia, who was inspired by my words. I hope Hamza doesn’t mind me sharing some of his words, which I was delighted to read this morning upon waking up: “The story teaches us an invaluable lesson in lessons: Whatever we dream, we have to always focus on it. If we dreamed to soar very high with eagles, we don’t have to waste our time swimming with ducks in the pool. I will encourage my little daughter to become a great writer like you. Who knows? She might someday tell the whole world her own life experience in just the same way.” Accompanying the email was a picture of a proud father holding a beautiful little girl. I have a feeling that Hamza’s little girl is someday going to make a positive impact on the lives of many others, thanks, in part, to a kind, encouraging father.

I’d like to thank everyone who has opened up and shared their stories with me through the magic of email. It is extremely gratifying, and for that, I am truly grateful.

Sebastian Cole 🙂
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P.S. I’d like to add, however, that swimming with the ducks from time to time never stopped an eagle from soaring to new heights.


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!

Sebastian
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Celebrate the Launch of the New John Brown House Museum Bookstore with Sebastian Cole and other RI Authors

Posted on June 17, 2013

Please join award-winning author Sebastian Cole and fellow Association of Rhode Island Authors as the Rhode Island Historical Society celebrates the official launching of the John Brown House Museum bookstore, Thursday, June 20th, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, 52 Power St, Providence, RI. Sebastian Cole will be signing his debut  novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love.

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Rhode Island authors will be on hand to sign books and talk about their past and upcoming projects, including:

Sebastian Cole
Julien Ayotte
Paul Caranci
Carol Desforges
Colleen Kelly Mellor
Joann Mead
Steven R. Porter
Lyn Stanzione
Jack Partridge
Elyssa Tardif

In addition to its regular selections, there will also be a used book sale. Find out-of-print and vintage books at unbeatable prices. Don’t miss this celebration of the printed word and Rhode Island’s unique literary contributions.

As part of Gallery Night Providence, the first floor of the John Brown House Museum is open free of charge from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.


Sand Dollar is the Indie Book of The Day

Posted on June 17, 2013

It’s official! Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying love is the Indie Book Of The Day for June 17th.

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“I loved this book!!!!!”

Posted on June 13, 2013

★★★★★  Sand Dollar, a must READ

“I loved this book!!!!! I will read it a gain. Also have shared with my family whom also thought it was great!” — Becky Darnell


King of the Pond

Posted on June 12, 2013

“As I lay there watching Robin sleep beside me, I realized that she was right all along. I didn’t need to live in a castle — a shack in the woods with her would do just fine. And for that matter, I didn’t need to be prince of the ocean either, because with her by my side… I was king of the pond.”

Sebastian Cole, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love