Title: The Sleeping Serpent: A Woman’s Struggle to Break an Obsessive Bond with her Yoga Master
Author: Luna Saint Claire
A darker and more deeply etched Big Little Lies
The debut psychological thriller that dips into the dark seedy side of yoga
As thrilling as The Girl on the Train, and twisted as Gone Girl – a gripping account of the seductive manipulations of a sociopath. This can happen to anyone!
Fashion, Passion & Yoga – I had an obsessive bond with this book! – Mary Carlomagno, author
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.
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.
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.
“She realized in an instant that being around him awakened her, stirring the sediment that had long ago settled at the bottom of her well. He made her feel a part of him–of something larger, and somehow more alive.”
Wow! This book was so detailed, down to the differences in personality of each character, that it makes for a mind blowing read. I couldn’t put the book down even when it frustrated me. The Sleeping Serpent is a story focused around a yoga instructor and the way that he manipulated a variety of women into doing whatever he wanted. The author’s approach was both dark and fascinating to see the way each woman became a victim and what they did once they were in that position. Luna Sait Claire also wrote Nico in a way that makes you see him the way the woman he manipulates did despite how despicable of a character he really is. It was definitely a page turner. Anyone who likes a detailed heartrending thriller will love this book!