Launch of Briana Una McGuckin's new book, On Good Authority

Join us for the launch of Briana Una McGuckin's new book, On Good Authority: A Novel of Suspense at Byrd's Books on Wednesday October 12th at 7:00pm. Registration is required due to space.

About the book:

When lady's maid Marian Osley and footman Valentine Hobbs assume their positions at the cliff-top estate of Valor Rise, they already share a history. Raised together as paupers in a London workhouse, they escaped through games of imaginary crimes and sublime punishment. Now they've been unexpectedly reunited--in subservience to the brooding Wythe Bornholdt and his frail wife, Diana. A master and mistress with their own dark secrets.

In private, Marian and Valentine return to their playful and addictive games--now tinged with BDSM. But when lecherous Wythe sees something he desires in Marian, he turns the pair's diversions violently against them.

The line between servitude and bondage is drawn, and the dynamics of dominance and submission will shift in this sensually charged novel of Gothic suspense.

About the author:

Briana Una McGuckin lives in a charmingly strange old house in Connecticut. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Western Connecticut State University and an MLS from Long Island University. Among other places, her work appears in the Bram Stoker Award-nominated horror anthology Not All Monsters, the modern Gothic horror anthology In Somnio, and The Lost Librarian's Grave anthology. Briana has spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, a perhaps concerningly large collection of perfume oils, and a fascination with all things Victorian. For more information visit

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
178 Greenwood Avenue
Bethel, CT 06801
On Good Authority: A Novel of Suspense By Briana Una McGuckin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781662500909
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Thomas & Mercer - October 11th, 2022