Thursday, December 15, 2011

Inspiration: Stripping Christmas by Zenobia Renquist

My inspiration for Stripping Christmas is very simple -- Margaret Riley. Yup, the owner of Changeling Press put it in my head. In September, she sent out a call for Christmas titles to fit the theme of White Hot Christmas. In this call she stressed having a story that involved more than a hooker in a naughty Mrs. Claus outfit.

At the time, I was stuck in NYC waiting for a train home to Baltimore, MD. I had nothing else better to do but let the idea of hookers in Mrs. Claus outfits run through my head. Of course, I couldn't have a story with that so my mind made the leap to strippers in naughty Mrs. Claus outfits. And then what if that stripper married Santa by mistake.

From there the story was born. I had the whole thing plotted out by the time I got home. I had over half of it written the very next day before I even got approval for the proposal. It was submitted the following week.

And of course when I think of naughty girls and Santa, I always hear Santa Baby playing in the background. So here's one my favorite versions of this song:

Madonna - Santa Baby



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Zenobia Renquist
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4 comments:

mnjcarter said...

Your book sounds like it's incredibly hot. But I have to honestly say, I can't watch that video of Madonna again today. Her voice irritates me. I remember when she debuted with Like a Virgin,(I was in HS then) I kept telling myself, like hell she is. (I figured out later why it was "like" a virgin. She does look good for her age though!

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Zenobia Renquist said...

I totally understand. Thanks for reading my posts though. :D

~ Zenobia

mnjcarter said...

Some of my best friends and I don't share the same taste in music either. Always leaves us with a discussion at the end of the day. Yet, we are what we are, and we know what we like. And I know I will really like reading your book. Great posts today, it was fun. Thank you!!

Zenobia Renquist said...

You're welcome and enjoy!

~ Zenobia