join Chocolatour on a virtual book tour

This is an exciting week+ for me as I take Chocolatour on a virtual book tour around the world, from June 23-July 1, 2014.

I’m thrilled to have an interesting line-up of hosts who will run Q&A’s with me, guest posts that I may have written about my book or chocolate research, and one or two book reviews as well.


June 23rd, I was on and talked about some of my favourite chocolate destinations. You’ll find the post at

June 24th, my stop included a visit to the Adventuress Travel magazine, where I participated in a Q&A with editor/publisher Carolyn Hamilton at

June 25, I’m at The City Traveler, where I share five of my favourite chocolate cities at

June 26, I visit the Empty Nesters for a Q&A with Suzanne Stavert at

June 27, I’m on Boomeresque where Suzanne Fluhr is kind enough to review Chocolatour at

June 28th, Jenna Davis will share her review of Chocolatour on her site at

June 29th, I’m thrilled to be featured on the site of fellow Manitoba blogger Donna Janke at for a chat about the chocolate dinners and events I’ve been hosting.

June 30th, I’m on Michele Peterson’s site at  Michele’s blog A Taste for Travel shares a similar focus on travelling the world for the sake of great taste, as we do in Chocolatour, so it’s a perfect match.

July 1st, I’m wrapping up the tour and celebrating Canada Day with a post saluting a few of my Canadian chocolatiers and chocolate makers on the site of Canadian author Sarah Butland at

When you visit any of these sites, you’ll be directed on how to receive a coupon code to save 20% off the purchase price of Chocolatour: A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate between June 23-July 1, 2014. Just choose your purchase option from the “Buy the Book” page on this site, and you will have the opportunity to  enter the code and receive your discount.

In celebration of the virtual book tour, if you order the print copy of the book during this week, I may even surprise you with a taste of chocolate along with your book!

Thanks, and may you enjoy your chocolate … and your chocolate travels.

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.

32 Responses

  1. Christina says:

    Doreen, How did your virtual tour go? I’m so happy for your success. I’ll have to look for your presentation at the chocolate festival in Seattle in the fall 🙂

    • doreen says:

      Hi Christina: The virtual book tour was fun, but didn’t result in as nearly as many book sales as I’d been hoping for. Here’s hoping the next marketing strategy will produce more tangible results.

      Not sure yet if I’ll be in Seattle this fall. They haven’t yet confirmed me as a speaker and I have so many events to investigate … I’m more likely to go where my presence is desired. If you subscribe to this site, you’ll be sure to know where you can find me along the chocolate trail. Cheers!
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  2. Eileen says:

    Hi Doreen! First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your success of your book. It must be fun writing about something you are passionate about. I wish I could experience the world’s best chocolates. (Diabetes limits me to only having dark chocolate in moderation). I will always look at your achievement as an inspiration to write a book too. I’ve done 7 pages so far and I am stumped. Again, congratulations and wishing you more success.
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  3. Wondeful,
    I wish I had half of your success, it must be well deserved to get so much of it.

  4. It’s so funny as I started to read this thinking, wow, THAT is a lot of traveling! However then I realized it would be most relaxing because it is a virtual book tour! Enjoy the travels, and the book notoriety.
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  5. Hi Doreen, your Chocolatour is my first exposure to a virtual book tour, which seems like a great idea. Enjoy the rest of the ride !

  6. Lenie says:

    Hi Doreen – what a tour you had – wonderful. I want to wish you and the greatest success on your new book. I’ll be looking for it in the fall. I can already see me sitting by my fire with my cup of tea, a few dutch chocolates and your book – really something to look forward to.
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    • doreen says:

      Thanks, Lenie. I’m happy to send you a print or e-copy of chocolatour anytime you’re ready for it. It does make excellent summer reading as it’s a book you can put down and pick back up anytime as each chapter is self-contained. Lots of visuals for nice light and enticing reading! 🙂
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  7. Carl says:

    Sounds like an exciting trip. I hope you get to enjoy each town as you visit and find something special along the way. Looking forward to more updates. Good luck!
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  8. How great is this! Congrats on your book and the tour. A virtual tour sounds interesting and fun. Just so you know I really really looooove chocolate.
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  9. Tim says:

    All the best of luck with the tour and it’s completion. Congratulations.
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  10. Sounds like this tour has been successful and I couldn’t be more delighted! Just dropped by the last tour and purchased the ebook version! Happy Canada Day:)
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  11. Jeri says:

    Looks like you’ve got a great tour lined up. I’ll be looking forward to volume two when the time comes 🙂
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  12. How exciting, Doreen! I’m sure this has been a fun experience for you. What a wonderful idea to have a virtual book tour! I hope this brings you more opportunities in the future.
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  13. Susan Aksu says:

    Hi Doreen! This must be so exciting for you and what a wonderful opportunity this is to talk about your chocolate research 🙂

  14. Delighted to hop onto this virtual blog hop as chocolate and books are two of my favourite things – and, who am I kidding, they made the top of the list!

    Honoured to be among all of you.

    Thanks for reading,

    Sarah Butland
    author of Blood Day, Arm Farm and Brain Tales

  15. Agness says:

    Dear Doreen,
    You are the most passionate person about chocolate I’ve ever known. I’m simply jealous of your chocolatour and your eBook is a great guidance! I’m back in Europe in less than 2 weeks and I’m taking it with me so I can look for my favourite chocolate in Spain, Portugal and Brussels of course! Good luck and congrats!
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  16. Doreen I am so happy for all your success!! I love being able to travel with you even if its only virtually. 🙂
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