Guest Post | The Right Turn by Sam Couste


Today, Sam Couste is here to talk about The Right Turn, a New Year Eve M/M coming out story. It’s not out yet, and since Sam is a fellow JMS author, I happen to know it’s 20% off in a pre-order sale.

Tis the season for cheesy made-for-tv movies! A hefty dose of saccharine, predictable and poorly scripted, to consume mindlessly on a Sunday afternoon. Of course, these stories tend to be cookie-cutter not only in plot, but in the types of romances represented.

The Right Turn is my twist on a classic trope; waking up in a what-if world. A modern m/m romance set on the cusp of New Years Eve, it brings all the fluffy fun with a dash of heart, and the promise of a happily ever after:


Cam’s life isn’t all that exciting. Boring job, failing relationship, and a handful of missed opportunities. He often wonders how his life might have turned out if he’d made different choices. Especially when he runs into Mattie, his childhood best friend who’s grown into the man of Cam’s dreams.

That dream becomes a reality—or an alternate reality, at least—when Cam wakes up one morning in the arms of an adoring Mattie. This version of Mattie and Cam have been together for years, though Cam has no memory of his new life. He’s determined to figure out how he arrived in this new dream life… and how to keep it.

The Right Turn comes out on 30 December. You can pre-order, and read an excerpt, at JMS Books.

About Sam:

Sam Couste write LGBTQIA+ fiction, prose, and poetry. An avid world traveler, they’re currently settled between the pine barrens and the sea. They share their home with a recovering academic and a disgruntled huskamute pup. You can find Sam on Twitter (@samcouste) or at

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