Defiant Princess

Defiant Princess: A Mafia Elite Prequel by USA Today bestselling author Amy McKinley is available for preorder. Or read for free when you join my newsletter.

Our senior year in college was supposed to go out with a bang, and it did, just not the way we’d expected.

Liliana Brambilla

If I could freeze time, I would.

The university my Mafia sisters and I attend is the one place I can get away and feel some sense of freedom—and escape from my father’s control and soon-to-be-announced, unwanted arranged marriage. If I could run away from my future, I would, and I’m not the only one.

Sofia La Rosa

I’ve loved Enzo Vitale all my life.

At one point, he was mine, and I was his. It was an allusion we were blissfully wrapped in. That bubble shattered even before I graduated from high school. The secrets scattered through our past were now like forgotten landmines ready to explode. He still considers me his, and in my heart, I will always be. For his sake, I need to keep him at arm’s length. Otherwise, I run the risk of losing him for good.

Emiliana Vitale

He’s the only man whose touch I crave.

I fell in love with Stefano Rossi before my life imploded, and I was taken from those I love. But our love is forbidden by his ruthless father and discouraged by my family. What they don’t understand is we’re both broken, and only together are we whole.

Marissa Rossi

My life is not my own, but neither are my siblings.

For the moment, I’m free, despite the noose around my neck in the form of an arranged marriage that will happen in a few weeks. That’ll be then, not right now. I still have time, even if it’s limited, to paint to my heart’s content and party all night long. I know the clock is ticking, so I’ll take every advantage of this small window—my last few weeks as a college student rooming with my best girlfriends—and live my life to the fullest.

We were born Mafia princesses, but we might as well be prisoners. As our college years draw to a close, we each have a fate we’re trying to escape. The question is, who will conquer the destiny laid before us or merely survive—and who will not?

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Rivals is LIVE!

They call me the quiet brother—but I’m just as brutal, dark, and broken.

No woman has ever breached the walls of my heart, and I’m content with who I am. Until Mia Tucci seeks me out.

The New York Mafia princess is an enemy, a fantasy with midnight hair, violet eyes, and a body that promises hours of sin—and she needs my help. But helping her will cost me.

When she barters information that could take down her family’s operation, I’m too intrigued to turn her away. And as we get to know one another, my defenses fracture, tempting me to give her my trust.

But no one in the Mafia is innocent.

My only hope is that intertwining our futures to protect her from her family will not be at the price of mine.


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Collateral Damage is LIVE!

Collateral Damage (Mafia Elite, book 6)

I’ve craved Hailey from the moment we met. She recognizes my duality—as a Mafia surgeon, I’m both sinner and saint. But the timing of our meeting was all wrong, and I forced myself to walk away.

Months later, her father begs me to help him—I won’t. But then he told me someone had taken Hailey, and I knew I would do anything to save her.

Except when I find her, I decide to play a game of my own. So I steal her, and while she’s captive in my home, we strike a deal.

I’ll help her follow the money trail surrounding her kidnapping if she agrees to stay with me. But each clue unearths darker and more sinister threats.

I lost my first love. I won’t lose Hailey too.

I’ll do anything to save her, even if it means the impossible—letting her go.


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Ruthless Heir is LIVE!

Ruthless Heir (Mafia Elite, book 5)

A Mafia crown to claim …

The crown had always been Luc Savino’s. He just didn’t know it until a Chicago Mafia boss persuades him to board a jet and assume his destiny. But he won’t go without Summer—a one-night stand, his new, secretive executive assistant and probable spy for the former CEO of his latest hostile takeover.

She can only run so far before they find her…

After a mob boss viciously attacks Summer Johansson in her apartment, she flees the state to hide. But when she learns of her best friend’s murder and finds herself in the arms of a handsome stranger, her troubles escalate as she’s dragged into the heart of the very world she’s running from.

Secrets have the power to destroy, but hers will bring them closer…

Summer isn’t telling him everything, but Luc finds her impossible to resist. As their trust in one another grows, Summer’s enemies close in. Despite all the lies between them, it’s the truth that could tear them apart.

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A Mafia crown to claim …

The crown had always been Luc Savino’s. He just didn’t know it until a Chicago Mafia boss persuades him to board a jet and assume his destiny. But he won’t go without Summer—a one-night stand, his new, secretive executive assistant and probable spy for the former CEO of his latest hostile takeover.

She can only run so far before they find her…

After a mob boss viciously attacks Summer Johansson in her apartment, she flees the state to hide. But when she learns of her best friend’s murder and finds herself in the arms of a handsome stranger, her troubles escalate as she’s dragged into the heart of the very world she’s running from.

Secrets have the power to destroy, but hers will bring them closer…

Summer isn’t telling him everything, but Luc finds her impossible to resist. As their trust in one another grows, Summer’s enemies close in. Despite all the lies between them, it’s the truth that could tear them apart.

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MAFIA ELITE SERIES BOX SET: VOLUME ONE is LIVE!

The first three suspenseful romance books in the Mafia Elite series are full of strong men and women who navigate arranged marriages, forbidden relationships, and second chances that will keep you guessing until the very end.

No Way Out: Max’s endgame is clear—take back what’s rightfully his and punish those who have wronged him. But when Max infiltrates a vital arm of the Chicago Mafia and encounters Liliana, everything changes.

A pawn in her father’s bid for power, Liliana’s only escape is in his choice of husband. She thinks Max is her enemy. The truth is, he’s her savior.

Blood Oath: Heir to a throne, Chicago Mafia underboss Enzo Vitale will do anything to keep Sofia safe, but his presence in her life puts a target on her back. Up-and-coming fashion designer Sofia La Rosa fell in love with her best friend years ago. She’ll sacrifice anything for Enzo, even as a wall of secrets steadily builds between them.

But secrets don’t stay hidden forever. When the enemy learns of Sofia’s involvement in a former cover-up, they’re out for blood, driving her to the very man who vowed to be her savior no matter the cost.

Born in Darkness: Destined to be king, Mafia underboss Stefano Rossi bides his time until the throne is his and he can claim the only woman he wants by his side. To show interest in her will place a deadly target on her back, especially while his ruthless father lives. But he has a plan to change everything, and when they learn there’s a rat in the Chicago outfit, it’s time to act.

Emiliana Vitale’s enemies are his, and when her life is threatened, Stefano takes matters into his own hands to ensure her safety. As they grow closer, so do their enemies. But he’s ready for them. Nothing will keep him from Emiliana, and he’ll slay anyone who threatens what’s his.

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Savage Secrets is LIVE!

Savage Secrets (Mafia Elite, book 4)

Chicago Mafia boss Marco La Rosa thought the only woman he’d ever loved had died years ago. But when her brother approaches him with an arranged marriage contract, he learns that she is very much alive and in danger. Bringing her back within the fold of the Five Families is a second chance he can’t pass up. The only problem is, he has to get to her before their enemies do.

On-the-run Mafia princess Elena Caruso cut all family ties to survive. She knows that the Bratva is on her tail and that someday they’ll find her. When she receives word that her cover’s blown, she attempts to flee. But it isn’t the Russians who get to her first. It’s the boy she’s been in love with for years, who’s now a dangerous and devastatingly handsome man—and she’s running from him too. 

As threats quickly close in, her only chance for survival is into the arms of the Mafia boss who once held her heart.

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Born in Darkness is LIVE!

Born in Darkness (Mafia Elite, book 3)

Destined to be king, Mafia underboss Stefano Rossi bides his time until the throne is his and he can claim the only woman he wants by his side. To show interest in her will place a deadly target on her back, but he can’t resist the forbidden Mafia Princess. In the shadows, they find each other, if only for a few stolen moments. Their relationship is full of risks and dangers, especially while his ruthless father lives. But he has a plan to change everything, and when they learn there’s a rat in the Chicago outfit, it’s time to act.

Emiliana Vitale fell in love with the one man off-limits to her years ago. Forced to keep their feelings for one another a secret, she craves so much more than their clandestine kisses. After clawing her way through hell and back from a vicious attack initiated by a rat within the Five Families, she has emerged changed, her darkness matching Stefano’s. She’s ready to unmask the traitor and take possession of the life she’s always wanted, one with the dangerously handsome Stefano, and she’s tired of waiting.

Her enemies are his, and when Emiliana’s life is threatened, Stefano takes matters into his own hands to ensure her safety. As they grow closer, so do their enemies. But he’s ready for them. Nothing will keep him from Emiliana, and he’ll slay anyone who threatens what’s his.

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Born in Darkness (Mafia Elite, book 3) is now available for preorder!

Destined to be king, Mafia underboss Stefano Rossi bides his time until the throne is his and he can claim the only woman he wants by his side. To show interest in her will place a deadly target on her back, but he can’t resist the forbidden Mafia Princess. In the shadows, they find each other, if only for a few stolen moments. Their relationship is full of risks and dangers, especially while his ruthless father lives. But he has a plan to change everything, and when they learn there’s a rat in the Chicago outfit, it’s time to act.

Emiliana Vitale fell in love with the one man off-limits to her years ago. Forced to keep their feelings for one another a secret, she craves so much more than their clandestine kisses. After clawing her way through hell and back from a vicious attack initiated by a rat within the Five Families, she has emerged changed, her darkness matching Stefano’s. She’s ready to unmask the traitor and take possession of the life she’s always wanted, one with the dangerously handsome Stefano, and she’s tired of waiting.

Her enemies are his, and when Emiliana’s life is threatened, Stefano takes matters into his own hands to ensure her safety. As they grow closer, so do their enemies. But he’s ready for them. Nothing will keep him from Emiliana, and he’ll slay anyone who threatens what’s his.

Blood Oath is LIVE!

Blood Oath (Mafia Elite, book 2)

Tragedy brought them together, and tragedy tore them apart. 

Heir to a throne, Mafia underboss Enzo Vitale will do anything to keep Sofia safe, but his presence puts a target on her back. No matter how hard he tries to stay away from the love of his life, the blood oath that binds them demands otherwise. 

Up-and-coming fashion designer Sofia La Rosa fell in love with her best friend. She’ll sacrifice anything for him, even as a wall of secrets grows between them.

But secrets don’t stay hidden forever. When the enemy learns of Sofia’s involvement in a former cover-up, they’re out for blood, driving her to the very man who vowed to be her savior no matter the cost.

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