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Acing the Game by Carey PW

Book & Author Details:
Acing the Game by Carey PW
Publication date: February 10th 2023
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance
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Guest Post:

Please elaborate on a focus on the scales of working the relationship–and elaboration on how the relationship prospers with the exciting venture of owning a restaurant. . .and particular attention to the food and any fondness of a particular cuisine!


Acing the Game is a tale about finding love after widowhood. Shep and Elmer can’t deny the romantic tension between them after their days working together at Cloverleaf High. But it’s not until they both lose their spouses and reunite one day at Shep’s new restaurant, The Spare Tire, that the old fire is reignited. Shep adores Elmer as much as he loves his many culinary masterpieces that he so proudly serves his community. And Elmer can’t tell if it’s Shep or his scrumptious Southern-influenced cuisine that keeps him rushing back for more. 

But caramel cheesecakes can’t satisfy Elmer’s hunger for sex. Shep is his first relationship with a man, something he’s always yearned for but feared pursuing. Now he has this beautiful, talented chef who’s asexual. Never being what he considered a sexual connoisseur himself, he longs to explore his sexuality in ways that will hopefully bring him and Shep closer. Savoring Shep’s peanut butter and jelly cheesecakes, smoked vanilla bourbon porkchops, spicy green curry pork stew, and savory caramelized sweet potatoes, he’s starved to experience those same tantalizing sensations in the arms of his true love. Stuffing Elmer full of his culinary experiments brings Shep more joy than he ever hoped for. He cherishes the new round gut that hangs over Elmer’s belt now like a trophy. But he often wonders if Elmer is satisfied, knowing that he is missing out on a sexual exploration quest that he likely can’t partake with him. After all, as a transgender man, Shep truly appreciates the value in being one’s authentic self. Maybe there’s a way to have it all? 

With love tangled up in adventurousness, the two set out to solve this equation in the hopes of marital bliss. Reading tales of others who found happiness in polyamorous relationships, they’re inspired that they can do it, too. With her own flare for cooking and a hearty sexual appetite, Willow Saint just might be the answer they’ve been looking for.


Is food really the way into a person’s heart?

Shep Lee thought he had it all. A successful restaurant, a loving husband who understood his asexuality, and most of all, the ability to be himself, a popular chef in the small town of Cloverleaf, Montana. That is, until his husband, Elmer Eshler, began pushing Shep more on sex.

Elmer doesn’t understand why he can’t turn his partner on—aren’t they perfect for each other? And Shep loves him, right? Shep, meanwhile, while confident with his body, is and forever will be sex indifferent. Why has Elmer suddenly changed his tune? But he doesn’t want to lose the man he loves so much. What can they do?

Shep convinces Elmer to try a polyamorous relationship. Elmer gets to have Shep and the sex life he’s always wanted. Shep gets a cooking buddy and a chance to experience a relationship and even try sex with a woman as his authentic gender. At first, Shep isn’t sure, but finds himself coming around—this feels safer than opening up the relationship. All three of them will be romantically involved, so that should ease any jealousy, right?

But when Willow Saint, a free-spirited, boisterous, and saucy young woman, comes into their lives, neither are prepared for the emotional and sexual rollercoaster that follows. Enthralled by Willow’s charm and kindness, Elmer and Shep struggle to understand what this means for their own bond. Can they become one happy family? Or will this ruin everything?

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Author Bio:

Carey PW (he/they) is an author, college instructor, and mental health counselor.

Carey currently lives in Montana, and identifies as nonbinary, transmasculine (AFAB) and panromantic asexual. Carey has discovered that writing about his lived experiences is a therapeutic outlet for him and hopes that his readers relate to his own personal struggles and triumphs shared through his characters’ narratives. He has also worked as a high school and college writing instructor, earning a B.A. in English Literature, a M.Ed. in English Education, and Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education all from the University of Georgia. In 2020, Carey earned his second M.Ed. in Counselor Education and works as a licensed clinical professional counselor, LCPC.

Readers can learn more about Carey from his blog, http://www.careypw.com. When he is not writing, Carey is busy training for marathons, parenting his six cats, sharing his culinary talents on social media, and serving on the board for the nonprofit Center for Studies of the Person (CSP).

Carey PW loves to hear from readers. You can find his contact information, website and author biography at http://www.extasybooks.com.

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