Who Is Ian Dalton?

Ian Dalton is Luke Young’s erotic alter ego. Don’t read this to say that Luke’s stories are anything less than steamy, but there’s still some of the erotic play-by-play that is left to the imagination. With the Ian Dalton editions, nothing is left to the imagination. Well, almost nothing, anyway. In essence, Each book on the Luke side has an expanded version available on the Ian side. In addition Ian has a novella and short story, which are only available under the Ian pen.

The Genesis of Ian

While Luke was writing the first draft of a Friends With Partial Benefits he became so intrigued with the complex and fascinating Victoria Wilde character in the story that he decided to put that novel away before completing it. Switching gears, he wrote Victoria’s back-story. He wondered how Victoria developed her mojo, her superfun, wild, strong, sexy personality and as he crafted it, the character really came to life. It’s a story of love and loss, striking a more serious tone than the rest of the books in the series. As he was writing the erotic scenes, the words just poured out of him.

During the process I became hooked on writing steamy contemporary romance. For months, though, I kept news of this erotic prequel pretty close to the vest.

Originally titling it, The Gift, he released it under still another pen name, keeping it separate from his Luke Young work. There was no reference that it was a prequel to F.W.P.B anywhere. Only when he received an email from a series fan would he finally divulge that this steamy prequel was available.

After receiving much praise from fans, he decided to release the first Friends book in erotic form as well. Returning to Friends With Partial Benefits, Luke typed away, in effect turning on the lights in certain steamy scenes within the original work. It was in this way that Ian Dalton’s Victoria Wilde series and its first book, Inappropriate Thoughts, was born.

Today each novel in the series is available in “Luke” or “Ian” versions with the Ian versions containing approximately 7,000 more words with expanded scenes and more explicit prose.

I enjoy writing the explicitly erotic books under the Ian pen, but I realize that not all readers are looking for that much heat. I tend to think of the Ian books as akin to a copy of a DVD that gives you the choice of “rated” and “unrated” versions. Ian’s the director’s cut, if you will.

So whether you like your contemporary fiction regular or extra spicy, you’ve come to the right place.

It’s an unusual strategy, but Luke feels he’s simply trying to give readers more options. What’s wrong with having more options?

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Comments

  1. Glad to understand now. Thanks for sharing this. I was confused because I knew I had read Jillian’s story awhile back and then reading the preview at the end of Victoria’s story I was thoroughly confused. I was scouring my Kindle trying to figure it out. LOL Great work!!

  2. Please put me in both of your email lists. I love your combination of hear and giggles! Thanks!

  3. Please tell me when there will be another Friends book!!

    • I’m working on it right now and it should be out in the summer. A prequel just came out which tells the story of how Jillian and Victoria meet. That is called Friends Wanting Benefits.

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  2. […] Young’s Friends With…Benefits novels are filled with passion, longing, comedy, and, yes, sex. His relationship comedies feature strong, sexy female characters — women who seize every opportunity for fun and don’t let a little thing like age stand in the way of love or desire. In each book Young sets different wheels in motion, applying his comedic touch and pitch-perfect ear for playful couples’ banter. The result is warm, funny, sexy storytelling at its best.  Young also writes “spicier” books under the pen name Ian Dalton. If you like your sexy comedy heavy on the sexy, be sure to check out Dalton’s Victoria Wilde series. For more information on how Ian Dalton’s Victoria Wilde series relates to the Friends With…Benefits series please see the “Who Is Ian Dalton” area of his website.  […]

  3. […] Young also writes “spicier” books under the pen name Ian Dalton. If you like your sexy comedy heavy on the sexy, be sure to check out Dalton’s Victoria Wilde series. For more information on how Ian Dalton’s Victoria Wilde series relates to the Friends With…Benefits series please see the “Who Is Ian Dalton” area of his website.  […]

  4. […]  Young also writes “spicier” books under the pen name Ian Dalton. If you like your sexy comedy heavy on the sexy, be sure to check out Dalton’s Victoria Wilde series. For more information on how Ian Dalton’s Victoria Wilde series relates to the Friends With…Benefits series please see the “Who Is Ian Dalton” area of his website.  […]

  5. […] hilarity, you will love Young’s books.Young also writes “spicier” books under the pen name Ian Dalton. If you like your sexy comedy heavy on the sexy, be sure to check out Dalton’s Victoria Wilde […]

  6. […] hilarity, you will love Young’s books.Young also writes “spicier” books under the pen name Ian Dalton. If you like your sexy comedy heavy on the sexy, be sure to check out Dalton’s Victoria Wilde […]

  7. […] Young also writes “spicier” books under the pen name Ian Dalton. If you like your sexy comedy heavy on the sexy, be sure to check out Dalton’s Victoria Wilde series. For more information on how Ian Dalton’s Victoria Wilde series relates to the Friends With Benefits series please see the “Who Is Ian Dalton” area of his website. http://lukeyoungbooks.com/who-is-ian-dalton/ […]

  8. […] hilarity, you will love Young’s books.Young also writes “spicier” books under the pen name Ian Dalton. If you like your sexy comedy heavy on the sexy, be sure to check out Dalton’s Victoria Wilde […]

  9. […] Young also writes “spicier” books under the pen name Ian Dalton. If you like your sexy comedy heavy on the sexy, be sure to check out Dalton’s Victoria Wilde series. For more information on how Ian Dalton’s Victoria Wilde series relates to the Friends With…Benefits series please see the “Who Is Ian Dalton” area of his website. http://lukeyoungbooks.com/who-is-ian-dalton/ […]

  10. […] Young also writes “spicier” books under the pen name Ian Dalton. If you like your sexy comedy heavy on the sexy, be sure to check out Dalton’s Victoria Wilde series. For more information on how Ian Dalton’s Victoria Wilde series relates to the Friends With Benefits series please see the “Who Is Ian Dalton” area of his website. http://lukeyoungbooks.com/who-is-ian-dalton/ […]

  11. […] His Friends With… Benefits and Victoria Wilde series are based on the same laugh out loud stories with the Ian versions containing about 7000 words (around thirty pages) of more explicit and expanded sex scenes. So whether you like your contemporary romance regular or extra spicy, he thinks he has something for you. To get a feel for how the versions compare, please check out the “Who Is Ian Dalton” page on his website: http://lukeyoungbooks.com/who-is-ian-dalton/ […]

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