Chocolatouring on a virtual book tour

I’m thrilled to share news that next week will begin a virtual book tour for Chocolatour.

The exciting thing about being a blogger, and more specifically a travel blogger, is that I’ve met so many amazing bloggers–in person, in online groups, and at various events– who have been supportive of my work in the realm of chocolate travel. I’m forging a new niche here, and it’s exciting to find fellow enthusiasts who will share different aspects of Chocolatour and chocolatouring on their blogs.


virtual book tour for Chocolatour

Let me give you a rundown on the hosts of the virtual book tour, and the dates they’ll be chocolatouring with us.

We start the week off with Agness Walewinder, who will host a guest post from me on her terrific blog at on June 23rd. Stay tuned for my picks of top chocolate travel destinations to visit. Agness is originally from Poland, and has been travelling the world for the past three years with her friend Cez.

On June 24th, Carolyn Hamilton will host Chocolatour for a Q&A on her site Carolyn is an “over 50 Adventuress doing fun things.” Please check out her site and bookmark it to return on June 24th.

On June 25th, I’ll be guest posting on The City Traveler at where I’ll share some excitement for a few of my favourite chocolate-friendly cities. This site is run by JoAnn Greco and a team of talented travel writers.

On June 26th, Suzanne Stavert will host a Q&A on her site for Adventures of Empty Nesters at Suzanne and her husband are enjoying life in the “empty nest” stage of life and sharing their adventures on their lively blog.

On June 27th, Suzanne Fluhr of Boomeresque will share her review of Chocolatour with travel loving baby boomers at I had the pleasure of meeting Suzanne in Hawaii in February and we are both members of the Boomer Travel Writers group on facebook.

On June 28th, there will be a post on the blog of Jenna Davis at I have only very recently ‘met’ Jenna online, but love her enthusiasm and dedication to her project. Please check it out and help if you can.

On June 29th, I’ll be hosted by fellow Winnipegger Donna Janke, who lives in Manitoba spring thru fall, and is a snowbird in winter when she heads south to escape our winters. Donna will be posting a Q&A on her blog Destinations, Detours, and Dreams at where you’ll learn about some of the chocolate events I have been hosting and attending.

On Monday, June 30th, I’m on Michele Peterson’s site “A Taste for Travel” at Michele and I share a common focus: travelling the world for the sake of great tastes!

And to wrap things up with a salute to the best of Canadian chocolatiers and chocolate makers, on July 1st I’ve got a special Canada Day Salute on Canadian author Sarah Butland’s site at

Be sure to stop into each one of the posted hosts where you’ll receive a code to receive a discount on your copy of Chocolatour when you order it via my site at between June 23-July 1st, 2014. A special thanks to D’vorah Lansky for the great information I received in her book, 21 Ways to Launch a Successful Virtual Book Tour.

See you next week on the tour …

Doreen Pendgracs

Known throughout the Web as the "Wizard of Words", I've been a freelance writer since 1993. I'm currently researching and writing volume II of "Chocolatour: A Quest for the World's Best Chocolate". Volume I was published in September, 2013.

28 Responses

  1. Chris

    What a great idea!

    Hopefully it can broaden the horizons of many readers of these sights, and perhaps find some new loyal readers to your own!

    Best of luck! 🙂
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  2. Jackie Smith

    Congrats on the upcoming tour! Love that cover. Sorry to hear you’ve had a sick hubby. Hope he is on the mend!
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  3. Michelle

    This sounds like a great plan and I wish you and the other involved bloggers well of course. I hope you will be posting reminders on Facebook. I will definitely be stopping by. Congratulations on putting this together!
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  4. What a great idea for a way to promote Chocolatour! I recognize quite a few names of stellar bloggers. I’ll definitely stop by!

  5. I like your idea of promoting a Chocolatour. I am a chocolate addict, so this posts will surely resonate with me.
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  6. Your stories of traveling the world in search of chocolate is so interesting. Have you thought about doing a story from a child’s perspective? We have a picture of our son, who crawled on top of some furniture to get at the box of chocolate. His chocolate covered face is hilarious and he will never live it down – cause we won’t let him.
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    • Doreen

      Hi Neva: Never having had children, writing from a child’s perspective doesn’t come naturally to me. And I think the fact that I’m aiming at the higher-end chocolate market who appreciates the quality of fine artisanal chocolate kind of rules out most readers under the age of 25. But there will definitely be times when I hit an attraction or venue that is targeted at children, and I’ll have to reach deep inside to bring out the child in me. You’re so fortunate to have your grand child(ren?) to keep you young! 🙂
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  7. Donna Janke says:

    Hi Doreen. I’m excited to be part of the tour and am looking forward to reading the other posts along the way.
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  8. Jenna says:

    This post looks wonderful! I am so excited and honored to be a part of the Chocolatour for your e-book! June 28th – Marking the date!

  9. Catarina says:

    What a wonderful idea to have a virtual book tour!

    It’s a logical thing to do, just haven’t thought of it for the simple reason that I don’t need to do one:-).

    Wish you the best of luck with it!
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  10. I love chocolate! I love touring! This is a perfect travel companion. Thanks.
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  11. Susan Cooper

    I love your book cover! Wishing you much success on your virtual book tour.
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  12. Good luck to you and enjoy your virtual book tour. It’s a great idea and a good way to reach out to more readers. With a subject like Chocolate it’s all win-win!
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  13. Chocolatour! Love it. I think you’re onto something here. Lots of chocolate and travel lovers in the world and this is a creative way to reach them. I’ll bookmark and try to follow along.
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  14. Cheryl

    Very nice idea! I hope the tour turns out well for you. It’s a great book!
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  15. Rachel

    These blog stops all sound wonderful! I’ll have to carve out some time in the coming weeks to visit them all. Thanks!
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  16. arun says:

    Hello there, You’ve done an incredible job.
    I’ll certainly digg it and personally suggest to my friends.
    I am sure they will be benefited from this site.
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