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Determined to destroy the Echelon she despises, Rosalind Fairchild is on seemingly easy mission. Get in. Uncover the secrets of her brother's disappearance. And get out.

In order to infiltrate the Nighthawks and find their leader, Sir Jasper Lynch, Rosalind will pose as their secretary. But she doesn't count on Lynch being such a dangerously charismatic man, challenging her
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Mass Market Paperback, 425 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Jill

Sir Jasper Lynch, Master of the Guild of Nighthawks, has three weeks to find Mercury, the leader of the humanist movement responsible for a recent bombing attack against the Echelon. Rosalind Fairchild's younger brother, Jeremy was caught up in the bombing and has now disappeared. Applying for the position as secretary to Lynch may be just the way in to access any information on Jeremy's whereabouts and fate.

This is yet another thoroughly entertaining instalment in the London Steampunk series. B
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Fathima
5 'tis buttons are gonna be the death of me' stars

Lynch speared a hand into her hair with a sharp hiss. “I should take my belt to you for this.” He spilled her back into the chair, his body driving hers into the soft cushions. His eyes were black again but she wasn’t afraid. Not this time. She knew exactly what sort of hunger she’d aroused in him.
She was winning.
“Would you like that, my lord?” She arched her back, sliding her hands up his chest.“Would you like me to bend over your desk and r
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
McMaster has a particular talent with words. She weaves such detailed and intricate scenes that it seems almost impossible not to feel immerged in her world. Such rich, lush backgrounds and multi-faceted characters make her stand out amongst a sea of talented writers. Plot twists here and there only add that shock factor and don't forget the epic romances that she is able to create!

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Susan (susayq ~)
Oh my! I loved this one! In my humble opinion, the best of the series. Sir Jasper Lynch, THE Nighthawk, was the type of hero I adore. He was strong, handsome, protective, and guarded his heart and his secrets until Rosa got to him. Rosa's secrets were more dangerous than his, and my heart broke a little more each time I saw them getting closer, knowing it would kill him when he finally found out.

This had me captivated so much that it wasn't until I finished the book that I realized we didn't eve
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Ami
A couple of days after I finished and I wonder if I can write a more coherent review (compared to my original review that only screams that I LOVE THIS).

One thing for sure, I rated Heart of Iron with 5* because I loved the hero, I loved the heroine, and I loved the additional player that made the arc more complicated. HOWEVER, I must say that My Lady Quicksilver would definitely be the better book, and my FAVORITE yet of the series -- and why I also gave it five stars.

What made this better? The
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Jess the Romanceaholic
Review: My Lady Quicksilver - Bec McMaster This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

Expected Release Date: October 1, 2013Publisher: SourcebooksImprint: CasablancaAuthor’s Website: http://www.becmcmaster.com/My Source for This Book: NetgalleyPart of a Series: Yes, Book 3, London Steampunk SeriesSeries Best Read In Order: Probably, but would stand well on its own.Steam Level: HotPet Peeves: Adultery/Infidelity (Sort Of, Minor)Favorite Tropes: Enemies To Lovers
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Beth
In a desperate attempt to find her brother, Rosalind Fairchild decides the best way to discover what happened to him is to apply for the position of secretary to Sir Jasper Lynch (leader of the nighthawks). Entering the enemies den with only her wits to protect her, she quickly discovers that the black and white vision of the world she created is all shades of gray...

I have to admit, I was a little hesitant about this book veering away from previously featured main characters. I did miss that no
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Melindeeloo
4.5 stars - I really liked this enemies to lovers romance between the head of the Nighthawks (Blue Blood 'police') Lynch and the leader of the human resistance Rosalind (Rosa). They are both so controlled initially - him icily and her wickedly - that the tension between them (in both of her guises) is very intense as is the physical part of their relationship when they finally come together.

It was interesting to see another part of the London Steampunk world in this story - with just a minor app
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Mei
WOW!!!

I thought Blade and Honoria's story, but this one is even better!

We met Rosalind in the previous book where she was the almost-villain. Here we find out why she did what she did in Heart of Iron. She's a mech and when I found out how she became it it was heart-breaking. She's hard, seemingly without feelings, but it is all an illusion. On the inside she's terrified, wounded and full of anger - a very justified anger.

Jasper Lynch is The Nighthawk. A tightly reined blue blood, who's fightin
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Talk Supe
Braine's Talk Supe review

MY LADY QUICKSILVER is such a rich novel. To reiterate, it has great romance and tension but what I love about it the most is BMcMaster's all encompassing take on the world she created as a whole. Not only does she titillate her readers with bodice ripping romance, she also adds layers of social intrigue to make the plight of her characters believable. Rosa, Jasper and the other characters before them, dealt with equality among species, prejudice and a lot of politicking
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Lynsey   • The Demon Librarian
Oh.

I'm wearing my sad face at the moment because I don't want to be here giving a Bec McMaster book 2 stars. Especially directly after giving the last one I read - Heart of Iron - 5 stars. But I am so disappointed in this one!

Essentially, everything I loved about books one and two - the sweet, tortured heroes, the feisty yet soft heroines, the perfectly executed buildup of sexual tension - was missing. Both Rosa and Lynch were such different types of characters to what McMaster normally delivers
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Sunny
Nov 01, 2013 Sunny rated it 5 of 5 stars
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I LOVED it. I would read it again tomorrow.

My Lady Quicksilver is book 3 in Bec McMaster's London Steampunk series. I simply love this series! First a rebel, then a shape shifter verwulfen, and now Ms. McMasters gives us a law man. This story is so delicious it made me giddy with happiness. What's not to like? You have two "outsiders" who represent the extremes of the system - one, a female rebel looking to disrupt the strict caste system, and the other, a man of law and order but not one of the
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Blodeuedd Finland
This had to be my favorite in the series so far. I really liked reading about Rosalind aka Mercury and Lynch.

I am so torn. Yes the vampires are bad, but they are good ones too. Yes the humanists have a worthy cause, but some have done bad things too. I do wonder how it will all turn out in the end...

Rosalind then, who is also Mercury, leader of the Humanists. She was resourceful and strong. Lynch was also strong and well he did not have to do much, I just thought he was such a hottie. He is the
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~Leslie~
Number three in the series and it is by far my favorite. Loved this story. The world that Bec McMaster has created is so interesting and different. In this story we have a continuation from book 2 but it focuses on Mercury who is the leader of the rebellious humans and Lynch who is head of the Nighthawks and charged with finding her and bringing her to justice or being executed if he fails. Lynch and Rosaling (otherwise known as Mercury) are amazing together and the action is non-stop. The inten ...more
Karissa
This is the 3rd book in the London Steampunk series by McMaster. This was by far the best book in this series so far. This series is definitely more romance than steampunk, but we do get a lot more steampunk elements in this book than in previous ones and the main story makes a lot of progress as well.

Rosalind Fairchild, also known as Mercury (the leader of the human resistance), is determined to find out what became of her brother and to destroy the Echelon. Her quest to find her brother Jeremy
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May Mostly Romance
ตอนแรกจะให้เล่มนี้สี่ดาวค่ะ แต่พอเช็คว่า ตัวเองให้คะแนนเรื่อง Kiss of Steel ไปห้าดาว ก็เลยเปลี่ยนเพิ่มให้อีกหนึ่งดวง เพราะแม้ว่า เล่มนี้จะมีหลายองค์ประกอบที่อาจจะไม่ได้ลงตัวสมบูรณ์แบบ แต่เราก็เพลิดเพลินไปกับการอ่านเรื่องนี้อย่างมาก และชอบไม่น้อยไปกว่าเรื่อง Kiss of Steel เลย (อีกอย่างคิดว่า ปีนี้จะเป็นคนใจดีมากขึ้น)

ว่าไปแล้ว หากเราได้อ่านเล่มนี้ก่อนวันสิ้นปี ตอนที่เราเลือกหนังสือสิบอันดับในดวงใจสิบเรื่อง ยังไงก็คงจะมีเล่มนี้ติดอันดับด้วยแน่

เหตุผลที่เราอ่านเล่มนี้ช้า เพราะไม่แน่ใจเกี่ยวกับพล็อตเ
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Melbourne on my mind
Meh? Slightly better than meh?? IDEK, you guys. I really enjoyed the first two books in this series. They were essentially paranormal steampunk smut from start to finish, but they were really fun. This one was a big shift in that it didn't involve any of the main characters from the first two books. Well. There was one. And she was in it for a red hot second. So it was a reasonably big adjustment to jump into this one with totally new characters. Add in the fact that this one was more...politica ...more
Jackie
Another steamy steampunk romance from McMaster, with the same holes in plotting logic and occasionally awkward writing that plague her earlier books. Our heroine, the leader of an underground anti-government group, goes undercover with the Nighthawks (steampunk police) in order to try and find her younger brother, missing since a bomb plot in which he was involved went awry. Pages and pages pass while Rosalind trots out to crime scenes with the hunky taciturn Master of the Nighthawks, Sir Jasper ...more
Jennifer
Bec McMaster's London Steampunk series continues to evolve into a complex and fascinating mix of historical and paranormal romance. The first two books in the series dealt with characters who were on the outer fringe of British society. They spent much of their time battling against the Echelon and their police force known as the Nighthawks. With My Lady Quicksilver, the series is taking a new turn by having one of the rebels (Rosalind Fairchild) go up against the leader of the Nighthawks (Sir J ...more
Paranormal Haven
After a failed attempt to take down the Echelon, Rosalind's younger brother has gone missing and to find information leading to his whereabouts, she'll take a position as secretary to the leader of the Nighthawks. She thinks of Sir Jasper Lynch as the enemy in her battle to free humans from the ruling Blue Bloods but he surprises her at each turn and she begins to believe he may be more friend than foe. That's if he doesn't send her to the gallows once he learns she's the criminal he's trying to ...more
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
I love Bec McMaster's London Steampunk series and this was the best one yet.

We were teased with the intense chemistry between the Humanist "Mercury" and the dour Sir Jasper Lynch, leader of the Nighthawks in the last instalment Heart of Iron. My Lady Quicksilver opens when Rosalind Fairchild aka Mercury sneaks an opportunity to become the Nighthawk's secretary in hopes of finding what has happened to her missing brother Jeremy. What she doesn't bargain for is when the intense chemistry which si
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Cynthia
This one really brought it. My Lady Quicksilver starts off where Heart of Iron left off. Rosalind, aka Mercury, leader of the humanist group, desperate to find her brother, secures herself a position as secretary to Sir Jasper Lynch, masquerading as Rosa Marberry. Jasper Lynch is a rogue blueblood and the guild leader of the Nighthawks, instructed to find and capture Mercury or forfeit his own life if he fails.

The story is pretty intriguing all around. There are lots of good action and drama, wi
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Lauren
This series gets better and better with each book and I think this is the best book in the series to date and my favorite to date! I adore a good enemies to lovers book and this is one of the best I've read in a while! I adored seeing Jasper and Rosalind go from mutual animosity to begrudging respect to outright admiration to a nice friendship to sizzling hot lovers! They made just such a splendid match and were fantastic together! And I really liked the overarching plot as well, there was plent ...more
Kara-karina
I absolutely loved this one, peeps! It was everything I adore in a steampunk romance: excitement, passion, desperation, strong characters, fighting, gadgetry and mysterious masked vigilantes. It was simply delicious!

Rosalind Fairchild is a masked underground leader Mercury who is desperately trying to find her missing younger brother, Jeremy. As her last resort she decides to infiltrate infamous Nighthawks, whose leader, Lynch is tasked by the prince regent to find Mercury suspected in recent Bl
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H.L.
Set in the wonderful world created by Bec McMaster— Victorian steampunk meets vampire ruling classes — this novel follows the story of the infamous ‘Mercury.’
A deadly, hunted humanist and revolutionary, Mercury is on Lynch’s hit list. As the leader of the guild of Nighthawks it is his responsibility to hunt Mercury down and hand him over to the prince for execution. In fact his own life depends on the success of this mission.
So imagine his surprise when he finds out Mercury is not so much he as
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Sophia
The dark streets of London's East End are Lady Mercury's playground and Sir Jasper Lynch, a rogue blueblood and the Nighthawk himself has set his sights on bringing her in. Rosalind knows she's playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the most cunning adversary she has ever faced, but pitting herself against Lynch brings her to life in ways she had long forgotten. Gone is the cold-hearted assassin and planner and in her place is a hot-blooded female who enjoys working her wiles on the inte ...more
Tammy
Jasper Lynch, Nighthawk, leader of the blue blood's police force. Rosalind, Mercury, leader of an anti-blue blood organization. All the Nighthawk has wanted for so long was to arrest Mercury. What he didn't expect was that Mercury would be a woman and that she'd aggressively kiss him. Nor did he expect how much he'd enjoy it.

For her part, Mercury was surprised by her enjoyment, too. Like the Nighthawk, she insists this won't interfere with her plans. In this case, she's looking for her brother,
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Sarah
3.5 stars

I'm a huge fan of Bec McMaster's London Steampunk series so I couldn't wait to start reading the third book My Lady Quicksilver. Unfortunately this wasn't my favourite book in the series but it is still an enjoyable story and one I'd recommend reading if you've enjoyed the previous instalments. I think the main reason I didn't feel as connected with this story is that we don't really see much of the previous characters, the earlier books (and novella) have revolved heavily around Blade
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Deanne
Enjoyed this episode even more than the previous instalment, had to turn the light off after forcing myself to stop reading at one in the morning. Again looking forward to the story of two of the characters in this series,I also hope we get a chance to keep up with those we've already come across.
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Genre* Steampunk, Romance
*Rating* 3.0

*MY Review*

My Lady Quicksilver is the third installment in the London Steampunk series if you don't include the short novella Tarnished Knight (London Steampunk #1.5). McMaster focuses her attention this time out on Rosalind Fairchild and Sir Jasper Lynch. Rosalind and Lynch are two entirely different characters, who are on different sides of a brewing revolution. Even though they are different, they find equal footing in the area of desire.

*Full Review pos
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Bec McMaster lives in a small town in country Victoria, Australia, and grew up with her nose in a book. A member of Romance Writers of America, she writes sexy, dark paranormals and steampunk romance. When not reading, writing or poring over travel brochures, she loves spending time with her very own hero or daydreaming about new worlds.
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