Book Tours…ready, steady, go…

As I am sure many of you know, I am about to embark on a very exciting series of virtual book tours, across a few of my titles. A few people have asked me exactly what a virtual tour is, so I thought I would blog about it, as there is far too much involved to cover it all in a FB post.

A virtual book tour is very basically a tour of your book on the internet. You don’t physically travel, but you are hosted by well-known bloggers, who are primarily readers.

A tour can last anything from a week to three months, usually with 1-2 stops a day. Each stop is hosted by a different blogger, and depending on the host, a number of different posts could feature, such as:

* Book review
* Author Interview
* Character Interview (this one is quite fun, actually!)
* Book Trailer
* Guest Blog (The author writes a guest blog for the host’s website)
* Book Excerpt
* Character Outlines
* Dream Movie Cast
* Music Playlist

The list is endless, but it is all good fun, and requires a lot of hard work to put together.

My tour dates are:

The Traveler 19th May-16th June 2014

Rainfall 16th June-27th June 2014

The Traveler 23rd June – 23rd July 2014

AND The Legacy Blog Tour: a two month whirlwind tour from 21st July – 19th September. To follow this tour, please go to: The Legacy Blog Tour Schedule and Updates.

My first tour is for The Traveler and it runs from the 19th May – 16th June. The schedule for this tour is as follows, so if you want to follow the tour, simply visit the tour stops on the specified day 🙂

Schedule The Traveller by Melissa Delport

May 19: Spotlight

Mila Ramos


May 20: Spotlight

Sapphyria’s Book Reviews


May 21: Spotlight

3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!


May 22: Author Interview

Roxanne’s Realm


May 23: Guest blog

Fang-tastic Books


May 26: Spotlight

Jacqueline Paige


May 27: Spotlight

More Romance Please


May 28: Spotlight

Captivated Reading


May 29: Author Interview

Pembroke Sinclair


May 30: Spotlight

Lisa’s World of Books


June 2: Author Interview

The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom


June 3: Spotlight

Melissa MacKinnon


June 4: Guest blog

Ebook Escapes


June 5: Author Interview

Eclipse Reviews


June 6: Spotlight

Share My Destiny


June 9: Character Interview

Author Karen Swart


June 10: Spotlight

Houston Havens


June 10: Author Interview



June 11: Author Interview

Butterfly-o-Meter Books


June 12: Guest blog and review

Penny Dreadful Books and Reviews


June 13: Guest blog

Paranormal Romance Fans for Life


June 13: Spotlight and review

Paranormal Romance and Authors That rock


June 16: Guest blog

Urban Fantasy Investigations


June 16: Book Review

Booklover Sue


I hope to see you there!

Much Love





  • Jenna

    Thanks for that! Awesome to be able to see how you “travel” with your tours. I was beginning to wonder how Murray was going to cope with the 3 kids, whilst you were touring away and was about to offer my help with school runs etc. Your hard work, determination and success is surely making your fellow South Africans very proud, myself for 1. Wishing you loads of success for your tours and I’ll def be “traveling” with you too.

    • Melissa Delport

      Ah, thanks my Jenna Benz! Hahaha..I’m sure he would take you up on that offer in a heartbeat!! 🙂 xxx

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