Lily Harper

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 331 ratings

Better Off Dead Publisher's Summary

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Urban Fantasy Romance Author, H.P. Mallory, comes The Lily Harper Series! If you like your books steamy (this is an adult fantasy romance, not for kids or teens!) and you aren’t easily offended by potty-mouthed, crass guardian angels, read on!

Better Off Dead is the first book in the Lily Harper urban fantasy series:

If there’s such a thing as luck, Lily Harper definitely doesn’t have it. Killed in a car accident before it’s her time to go, Lily learns that the hereafter isn’t exactly what she hoped it might be. First, there’s AfterLife Enterprises, the company responsible for sorting out the recently dead and sending them on their way to the Kingdom, (aka happily ever after,) or to the Underground City, (not so happily ever after.) Learning that Lily’s death was indirectly their fault (her guardian angel, Bill, was MIA during her accident and was one of their employees,) Afterlife Enterprises offers Lily the chance to live again. But, as with most things involving the afterlife, beware the fine print. Most notably, Lily will become a soul retriever, venturing into the bowels of the Underground City to retrieve souls that were mistakenly sent there by Afterlife Enterprises during a Y2K computer glitch. Second, there’s angel Bill. As if risking her second life in the Underground City wasn’t enough, Lily’s guide to the Underground is none other than her incompetent, alcoholic, womanizing guardian angel, Bill, the antithesis of anything wholesome. With only Dante’s “Inferno” and Bill to help her in her quest, Lily’s future isn’t looking bright.

Finally, there’s the legendary bladesmith, Tallis Black. As Scottish as his kilts and heavy brogue, Tallis Black is a centuries-old Celt who, for reasons only known to him, offers to train Lily and act as her escort into the depths of the Underground City. Dark, brooding and definitely dangerous, Lily knows she shouldn’t trust Tallis, but she also can’t deny her attraction to him. Between soul retrieving in hell, dealing with Bill and trying to figure out what’s in it for Tallis, Lily wonders if maybe she would’ve just been better off dead. To view the book trailer, visit: http://www.youtube.com/embed/cpDlXOdAv7sWant a sneak peek? Be sure to check out the “Look Inside This Book” feature at the top left of the page where you can preview the first three chapters!

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  • Book 1

    • Better Off Dead

    • Lily Harper, Book 1
    • By: H. P. Mallory
    • Narrated by: Betsy Hogg
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 198

    If there’s such a thing as luck, Lily Harper definitely doesn’t have it. Killed in a car accident before it’s her time to go, Lily learns that the hereafter isn’t exactly what she hoped it might be. First, there’s AfterLife Enterprises, the company responsible for sorting out the recently dead and sending them on their way to the Kingdom, (aka happily ever after,) or to the Underground City, (not so happily ever after.)

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Better Off Dead

    • By Beatrice on 07-13-14

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Underground City

    • Lily Harper, Book 2
    • By: H. P. Mallory
    • Narrated by: Betsy Hogg
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    Lily Harper narrowly survived her first mission as a Soul Retriever in the first level of the Underground City. After that harrowing trip, she wants nothing more than some downtime, but as with most things involving the afterlife, nothing ever quite works out the way Lily wants it to. Her newest mission will see her traveling to the sewer aqueduct of the Underground City and later, the prison. But, luckily for Lily, she’s got the hunky yet antisocial bladesmith Tallis Black by her side. And quite possibly unluckily for her, she’s also got her guardian angel, Bill, who’s up to his old, foul-mouthed antics.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I liked it except for 1 thing...

    • By SparkysGirl18 on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    To Hell and Back audiobook cover art
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  • Book 4

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  • Book 4.5

    • The Bladesmith

    • The Lily Harper Series, Book 5
    • By: H.P. Mallory
    • Narrated by: A. W. Miller
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Tallis Black is not accustomed to playing the role of prisoner. Yet that is exactly the predicament in which he finds himself in this latest installment of the Lily Harper Series. Tortured, malnourished, and at the mercy of Persephone, a vengeful spirit who resides within the body of the woman he loves, Tallis future looks bleak. But the 2000-year-old Druid is not concerned with himself. Instead, he wants nothing more than to free Lily from Persephone's grasp.

    Regular price: $6.95