A woman’s struggle to break an obsessive bond with her yoga master.
Whether by free will or fate, Luna’s encounter with Nico provokes a storm that shatters her perceptions of identity, duty, morality, and self-worth. The storm didn’t blow in from the outside. She was the storm. Its turbulence within her, forcing her to confront the darkness, uncovers her secrets and her pain.
PRAISE FOR THE SLEEPING SERPENT
Luna Saint Claire delivers a gripping debut of compelling prose so powerful it will ingrain its web of deceit and narcissism into the deepest, most precious and sacred parts of your soul. — Read & Share Book Reviews
A suspenseful seduction that begins in the mind of a sociopath and ends with an exploration of love and humanity. — McWood Publishing
Great storytelling with richly written and exposed characters. You won’t forget this book. — Melissa’s Delicious Books
Thrilling as The Girl on the Train, twisted as Gone Girl, and tortured as Wuthering Heights
Immensely erotic and psychologically captivating, The Sleeping Serpent is the compelling story of a woman’s obsession with a spellbinding guru and the struggle to reclaim her life. At its heart, it is a painfully beautiful exposition of unconditional love that makes us question what we truly want.
Luna Saint Claire has a loving husband and an enviable career as a Hollywood costume designer. Still, something is gnawing at her. Bored with her conventional and circumscribed existence, she feels herself becoming invisible. When she meets Nico Romero, a charismatic yoga guru, his attentions awaken her passions and desires. Dangerous, but not in a way that scares her, he makes her feel as if anything is possible. Infatuated, she becomes entangled in Nico’s life as he uses his mesmerizing sexuality to manipulate everyone around him in his pursuit of women, wealth, and celebrity.
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A note from the author…
Readers contact me all the time, frequently with a WTF exclamatory response. And, I am often praised for exquisite prose and in-depth character development. The book is psychological erotic fiction about women that are seduced by a charismatic healer they trust and unwittingly find themselves entangled in an abusive relationship. Many find it both disturbing and thrilling for the anticipation and anxiety they experience. Some are shocked and find it unbelievable. Others say “Yes, I have been in this situation…” All agree it is a thought provoking read.
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About the Author
Luna Saint Claire is a costume designer and author residing in Los Angeles with her husband, a philosophy professor. She loves blues rock and Indie music, often setting her Pandora station to Damien Rice. Her personal style can best be described as eclectic bohemian. Though she now enjoys running and yoga, she spent years of her youth in the ballet studio. Her part Native American heritage informs her work as a designer and influences her storytelling.
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