📚 Pump Up Your Book Presents The Mountain Goddess Virtual Book Publicity Tour & Book Giveaway!

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Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Shelley Schanfield’s THE MOUNTAIN GODDESS virtual book tour March 6 – April 28!

The Mountain Goddess

Inside the Book

Author: Shelley Schanfield
Publisher: Lake House Books
Pages: 471
Genre: Historical Fantasy

A beautiful warrior princess. A tormented prince. A terrible choice between love, duty, and spiritual freedom.

In ancient India, rebellious Dhara runs away to a sacred mountain to study with the powerful yogi Mala, a mysterious woman with a violent past. Flung by war onto an adventure-filled journey, Dhara meets and captures the heart of Siddhartha, whose skill in the martial arts and extraordinary mental powers equal her own.

Worldly power and pleasure seduce Dhara, creating a chasm between her and her husband, who longs to follow a sage’s solitary path. She takes on the warrior’s role Siddhartha does not want, and when she returns wounded from battle court intrigue drives them further apart. As Siddhartha’s discontent with royal life intensifies, Dhara’s guru Mala, who has returned to her life as a ruthless outlaw, seeks her former pupil for her own evil purposes.

Dhara’s and Siddhartha’s love keeps evil at bay, but their son’s birth brings on a spiritual crisis for the prince.  If he leaves his kingdom to seek enlightenment, he turns his back on love and duty and risks destroying his people. Only Dhara can convince him to stay.


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Meet the Author


Shelley Schanfield’s passion for Buddhism and yoga arose sixteen years ago, when she and her son earned black belts in Tae Kwon Do. The links between the martial arts and Buddhist techniques to calm and focus the mind fascinated her. By profession a librarian, Shelley plunged into research about the time, place, and spiritual traditions that 2500 years ago produced Prince Siddhartha, who became the Buddha. Yoga, in some form, has a role in all of these traditions. Its transformational teachings soon prompted Shelley to hang up her black belt and begin a yoga practice that she follows to this day.

Because she loves historical fiction, Shelley looked for a good novel about the Buddha. When she didn’t find one that satisfied her, she decided to write her own novels based on the spiritual struggles of women in the Buddha’s time. She published the first book in the Sadhana Trilogy, The Tigress and the Yogi, in 2016 and will publish the second, The Mountain Goddess in early 2017.




The Mountain Goddess Giveaway Terms & Conditions:

  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • Five winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter to win one free e-copy of The Mountain Goddess.
  • This giveaway ends midnight April 28.

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Tour Schedule

Monday, March 6

Book Featured at The Writer’s Life

Tuesday, March 7

Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club

Wednesday, March 8

Book Review at Books, Reviews, ETC.

Thursday, March 9

Interview at Books Dreams Life


Monday, March 13

Interview at Literarily Speaking

Tuesday, March 14

Interview at Leigh Anderson Romance

Wednesday, March 15

Interview at My Bookish Pleasures

Thursday, March 16

Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book


Monday, March 20

Character Interview at Pimp That Character!

Tuesday, March 21

Interview at Deal Sharing Aunt

Thursday, March 23

Book Featured at A Title Wave


Monday, March 27

Book Featured at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic

Tuesday, March 28

Book Featured at Book Cover Junkie

Thursday, March 30

Book Review at Books for Books

Friday, March 31

Book Featured at As the Page Turns


Monday, April 3

Interview at The Writer’s Life

Tuesday, April 4

Guest Blogging at Dear Reader Love Author

Wednesday, April 5

Book Featured at Write and Take Flight

Thursday, April 6

Interview at Book Bloggin’ Princess


Monday, April 10

Interview at The Dark Phantom Reviews

Tuesday, April 11

Interview at Book Marketing Buzz

Wednesday, April 12

Interview at I’m Shelf-ish

Thursday, April 13

Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt


Monday, April 17

Interview at The Literary Nook

Thursday, April 20

Interview at The Book Connection


Monday, April 24

Interview at Beyond the Books

Tuesday, April 25

Book Featured at SheWrites

Wednesday, April 26

Book Review at Thoughts on Books

Thursday, April 27

Book Featured at Hooked From Page One

Friday, April 28

Interview at My Book Launch


TBA: Book Review at Rainy Day Reviews

TBA: Book Review at Natural Bri