Sunday, March 2, 2014

Pack Your Bags for The Paris Connection Tour!

Welcome to The Paris Connection blog tour! We're so glad you could join us for this virtual trip to Paris through sweet interviews and features, reviews of The Paris Connection by Cerella Sechrist, and travel- and food-themed giveaways to give you a delectable taste of the City of Light. Today's post features the tour itinerary, with the first official stops happening tomorrow, March 3rd. This tour is only a week long, so mark your calendars and don't miss a minute of the fun!

Tour Itinerary

Sunday, March 2nd
Monday, March 3rd
Tuesday, March 4th
Wednesday, March 5th
Thursday, March 6th
Friday, March 7th
Saturday, March 8th

If you get lost along the way, don't forget that the itinerary and other blog tour information are posted on the blog tour page.

Travel Rewards

There are 2 awesome giveaways going on during the tour! One is the "Bon Voyage" Giveaway, which includes a travel-themed prize pack and can only be entered by sharing the passport pins found on the blogs participating in the five main days of the tour. The second is the "Bon Appétit" Giveaway, which includes a food-themed prize pack and can be entered in a variety of ways. Both giveaways are open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only. Check out the rest of the details below!

Bon Voyage Giveaway

Take a trip to Paris with some awesome travel-themed prizes, including...

- a personalized, signed copy of The Paris Connection by Cerella Sechrist
- travel size body lotion, body wash, and body spray in Bath and Body Works Paris Amour scent
- set of three Marie Claire black cosmetic travel bags
- Paris-themed, lined journal to record your travel adventures
- Pierre Belvedere luggage tug in plum color
- set of three postcards from the Louvre in Paris

This giveaway will begin tomorrow, March 3rd, and you can enter via the Rafflecopter form below (it can also be found on the blog tour page and the other blogs participating in the tour). To enter, just pin The Paris Connection tour passport "stamps" for each day of the tour (5 in all). The bloggers will be sharing them in their posts, so be on the lookout! (If you want to see an example of how to participate, just follow my Pinterest board for the tour.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Bon Appétit Giveaway

Enjoy a taste of the City of Light with some awesome food-themed prizes, including...

- a personalized, signed copy of The Paris Connection by Cerella Sechrist
- five flavored, imported Maxim's de Paris French chocolates stored in a tiny tiny decorative French tin
- St. Michel Aux Graines & Chocolat (Chocolate and Grains Biscuits), imported
- Pierre Biscuiterie French Butter Cookies with Mixed Berries, Made in France
- Cream-colored, made in France, dishtowel featuring scenes of the Eiffel Tower, artists, croissants and a cup of coffee in plum colors

This giveaway is now open and will continue through March 7th! You can enter via the Rafflecopter form below (it can also be found on the blog tour page and the other blogs participating in the tour). Lots of ways to enter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Winners will be announced here on March 8th! Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions about how to enter.

Bon Voyage!

Here's to a great Parisian vacation! Don't forget to pick up a copy of The Paris Connection (which just released yesterday!) and stop by Cerella's blog to say hello on your way to visit the other stops along the tour. See you around the blogosphere!


Cerella Sechrist said...

I'm packed and ready to go! :) So excited to be having this blog tour with such a wonderful group of readers, and of course, our tour guide, Amber Stokes. ;D


Sherida Stewart said...

Cerella and Amber, what a fun blog tour to Paris! Love the giveaways and The Paris Connection sounds great! A virtual trip to Paris! Yay!

Amber Stokes said...


Me, too! :) This is a great group, celebrating a great author and a great book! And aww... *blushing* Happy to play tour guide! ;)


Amber Stokes said...


So glad you think so - I'm very excited about it! Cerella's put together some awesome prizes for the giveaways. :) Thank you for joining us for the tour!


Rebby said...

I love that Paris is the city of love! Cerella's products look absolutely to die for!

Amber Stokes said...


Yes, you gotta love that! ;) And I agree! Cerella's books are wonderful, and these giveaways she's put together look scrumptious. :)


Ann said...

A great way to travel to Paris without leaving your home. This giveaway Cerella has put together looks absolutely divine.

Cerella Sechrist said...

Sherida - it's so fun to promote stories like this, isn't it? I love that we could theme everything around Paris, travel, and food! :)

Thanks, Rebby! You should have seen how long I stood in the Epcot France shops, trying to choose the items for the giveaway. :)

Ann, I feel the same way! I love that about The Paris Connection and my other novel, Gentle Persuasion - I got to visit these places from the comfort of my couch!

Amber Stokes said...


Yes! Gotta love that about books. :) And aren't these giveaways delightful?


May the K9 Spy (and KC Frantzen) said...

Looks like loads of fun!
OOOOH la la!! ;)

May and I are at the ready!

Hope it's wildly successful for everyone!!

Amber Stokes said...

KC (and May!),

Haha, I so agree! ;)

Happy to have you join us, KC! Cerella is the sweetest, and I know you'd just love her and her books. :)


Cerella Sechrist said...

That's the kind of enthusiasm all authors love to see, KC! And pets are always welcome on virtual blog tours! :)