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.
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.
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.
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?