Audio Review: My Lady Quicksilver by Bec McMaster

Posted January 2, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 7 Comments

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Audio Review: My Lady Quicksilver by Bec McMasterMy Lady Quicksilver by Bec McMaster
Series: London Steampunk #3
Narrator: Alison Larkin
Published by Tantor Audio on Dec 22, 2015
Genres: Steampunk, Paranormal Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 12 hrs 20 min
Source: Publisher
Audio | Goodreads

He will find her no matter what. As a blue-blooded captain of the Nighthawk Guard, his senses are keener than most. Some think that he's indestructible. But once he finds the elusive Mercury, what will he do with her?

It's his duty to turn her in; she's a notorious spy and traitor. But after one stolen moment, he can't forget the feel of her in his arms, the taste of her, or the sharp sting of betrayal as she slipped off into the night. Little does Mercury know, no one hunts better than the Nighthawk. And his greatest revenge will be to leave her begging for his touch . . .

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So it seems that books 1, 1.5 and 2 is one story ARC that follows connecting characters around and now My Lady Quicksilver picks up the story thread that started at the end of the previous book, Heart of Iron. And judging by the summary of the next book, Forged by Desire and it’s prequel novella, The Curious Case of the Clockwork Menace, there’s an another set of stories that connect through the secondary characters of My Lady Quicksilver.


My Lady Quicksilver is all about the thrill of the chase between Lynch and Mercury and it is a hot one!

“She looked up and Lynch’s knees almost gave at the heated look on her face. “Do you trust me?” she whispered, a slow smile spreading over her lips. Slowly she kissed him through the towel, the touch spearing through his engorged member.

Lynch’s other hand hit the column as he shuddered. “Not even an inch,” he told her on a rough laugh, almost an exhale.

“What about”—her eyes ran over him—“a good ten inches?”

His breath caught. Slowly, she reached up and hooked her fingers in the towel. The tucked end came loose and the rough toweling rasped over his erection as it dragged free.

There are so many times where I just wanted Lynch and Mercury to just tup and get it over. But then there were times where the slow build up was the best. I was hot and bother just as they were. Bec McMaster knows how to build the heat and tension in her London Steampunk series.

But don’t worry it’s not all lust filled. There are other kinds of action scenes as well.

So quick. Mordecai staggered to his feet and Rosa hopped up lightly on the chair to get height, then kicked him in the face. Her skirt tore at the extension of her leg, high and graceful. Mordecai stumbled backward, blood dripping from his nose, but didn’t go down.

. . .

Mordecai flexed his metal fingers. “You hit like a girl.”

Rosa looked up, her eyes black as night. Kicking out, she drove her heel into his kneecap and Mordecai screamed as it shifted.

I love reading strong heroines set in the Victorian Era!

Alison Larkin has grown on me for the narrator of the London Steampunk series. Alison does a great job with the proper English characters and lower class English accent speaking characters. She is very adept at the male voices while still making the female voices feminine. I’d have to say that my “thing” about British narrators is coming to an end and Larkin is one of the reasons for it. I can now say I enjoy a British narrator. Now I need to find more. But until I do I’ll continue to listen Larkin perform the rest of the books in Bec McMaster’s London Steampunk series.


About Alison Larkin

Alison has narrated over 100 bestselling audiobooks, including her own novel The English American which won an Audiofile Earphones award and joined President Obama and E.B. White on Audible’s top ten list of Best Author Narrated Audiobooks of all time. Consider the Fork by Sunday Times columnist Bee Wilson, narrated by Alison won a Best Non-Fiction of the year award. Recent books narrated by Alison include Pride and Prejudice and Emma by Jane Austen, The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie and Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass. She recently took over from Penelope Keith as the new narrator for the Agatha Raisin series by M.C. Beaton for Blackstone Audio. Alison has narrated countless New York Times bestsellers that have appeared on various Best of the Year and Pick of the Month lists.

About Bec McMaster

My name is Bec McMaster and I live in a small country town in Victoria, Australia, with my boyfriend, and a beautiful dog named Kobe. I grew up either with my nose in a book or writing, and never understood why other people didn’t get to watch ‘all the movies in their heads’. Following a lifelong love affair with fantasy, I discovered romance at the age of sixteen, and haven’t looked back.

When I’m not writing I like to read, go hiking with my boyfriend, pore over travel brochures, and go to the gym. I’m addicted to travel, and love to set my books in foreign places. It’s the next best thing to travelling there. One day I vow to see the entire world, whether it’s by plane, paper, or imagination.

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7 responses to “Audio Review: My Lady Quicksilver by Bec McMaster

  1. I read these and loved how the author wrote strong heroines and could tease out sexual attraction like nobody’s business. I’ve listened to a few British narrators, but its about even for like/dislike. Hope you continue to like the series. The action gets even more intense toward the end. 🙂

    • I have these on my Kindle from Netgalley but I’ve been holding out to see if they were going to release them on audio. That’s why it’s taken me so long to listen to this one since the previous book. To help me wait for the next audio (later this month) I’m going to read the novella, The Curious Case Of The Clockwork Menace since I own it in ebook format.

  2. Trudy

    This is a great series!! So, glad that this book has finally come out it audio! It’s been a along wait.

  3. This is another series I’ve yet to start. Good to know that you like the narrator. That does make it easier to push it up the TBR. I do have to finish some series before I start though. I will stick to my 2016 goal of finishing series, not starting new ones.