Book-a-Day #Giveaway! Sand Dollar by Sebastian Cole


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A Story of Undying Love

“SAND DOLLAR is one of those rare books that makes you feel, laugh and cry all at the same time. This smashing debut by Sebastian Cole reads like the best of Nicholas Sparks.”

– Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of The Tenth Circle

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Noah Hartman has it all, or so it seems. Groomed since childhood to inherit the family fortune and business empire, the effect of living the life set down for him by controlling parents has left Noah out of touch with his inner self. Enter Robin, who — in direct contrast to Noah — is a vivacious, free spirit with no material possessions to speak of. Robin’s love saves Noah by inspiring him to stand up to his parents and reclaim his true identity at all costs. But Robin harbors a secret that could devastate their lives forever. Is it enough for two soul mates to find each other, or are the forces that would tear them apart too great to overcome?

Many years later, Noah lies in a hospital bed recounting his life of love and loss, only to discover a far greater truth about the past, present, and future. And the one certainty that remains unchanged in Noah’s heart — true love never dies.

Looking for the next great love story? Look no further: read Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love.

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Sebastian Cole never intended to be 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 dream, writing a debut novel emotionally inspired by his own personal life experiences. Sebastian 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 him to one of his favorite authors, Nicholas Sparks, whom Cole cites as an inspiration. 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.

Visit Sebastian’s website for more information about where to purchase his book and where you can follow him on social media.

You can WIN a copy of this book! Just leave a comment below. One winner will be chosen at random and the author will contact you directly. Contest ends one week after publication.

Chocolate Fondue Cover Reveal


I’m just so excited to share the cover of my second novel, CHOCOLATE FONDUE, with you.  Lyn Stanzione, of Stanzalone Design, created my cover, and it’s just what I wanted! Lyn creates covers for e-books and printed volumes, and since I’m hoping to have both versions available for this book (if I can get through the blasted formatting – I’m a writer, not a techie!), Lyn creates both. Thanks to my friend Eileen Shannon for the recommendation, and I’m glad to have a fellow Rhode Islander as my designer.

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When CHOCOLATE FOR BREAKFAST was published, I didn’t include those two little words – “a novel” – underneath the title, and one reviewer actually noted that she’d hoped it was more about chocolate. Well, just in case anyone thought they’d be getting a cookbook (filed on Amazon under Fiction, Contemporary), I added those words.

Hoping for an early April release – of course, you’ll all know when it happens!

Dream Becomes Reality


 

I did always believe it would happen.  I just didn’t know how.  The fact is, e-publishing has offered possibilities to writers, and I am living proof.

My début novel is “Chocolate for Breakfast,” and is an e-book only, available through Amazon.  It is fiction, based on a fact: I spent my junior year of college living in a tiny room in Fribourg, Switzerland, and during that year, my father died unexpectedly.  From that truth, I created a story.  I hope you like it.  If you do, please feel free to share this with your friends.  If you hate it, well, you don’t have to do anything. 🙂

If you don’t own a Kindle, or an iPad, you can read the book on your computer, or even on your phone, so I hear (but I can’t imagine that!).  Click here for the app.

Either way, continue to pursue your dream.