Wanitta Praks

Biography

Wanitta lives in the small town of Dunedin, New Zealand, the country where Lord of the Rings took place.

She writes contemporary romantic comedy and new adult romance fiction.

If not working at her day job or writing her novels at night, she enjoys eating noodles, watching mystery drama and anime, reading manga, along with exploring a wide range of music.

If you love Wanitta's books, check out her older sister's books. Alexia also writes contemporary and new adult romance fiction.

www.alexiapraks.com

Apparently, writing swoon-worthy heroes and spunky innocent heroines runs in the family.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Thailand in the refugee camp, so I grew up without knowing a single word of English until I was six years old and we got sponsored to come to New Zealand. I fell in love with romance books when my family went fruit picking every summer. During one visit to the Red Cross shop, I picked up a mills and boon romance book. That was when I discovered I love reading romance. It was something about a sheik capturing this female lead. After reading hundreds of romance books, I wanted to create my own love story, and that's how I became a self published romance author.

Another major influence to my books would be music. My family loves listening to music and when YouTube first came out, I discovered Kpop. And from then on, I always have my headphone on, thinking of scenes that I can write in my next story.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My series, Maid to the Mafia, which I'm currently writing book three right now, titled Maid to the Mafia: Totally Intoxicated, is a romantic comedy mafia romance. I guess I'm a bit different when it comes to tackling genre in the romance field. Mafia romance is usually depicted as dark, with longs of blood and sacrifices. I wanted to write something light and funny but still want to capture the lifestyle of a mafia. I guess it's my way of creating something from the norm.

In this series, the character Giovanni, is still depicted as being raw and vicious, but he's also a very vulnerable man. And that's the kind of message I like to write about in my story. There's never a black and white image of someone. There's always two sides to a person. And with Giovanni, the mafia boss, he may seems like he's the ultimate bad boy who curse like anything, but when it came to Jenny, his lover, he's like a little puppy asking for attention. Which I find is quite sweet.
Read more of this interview.

Series

A Mafia's First Love
The love story of Justin Valenti and Lily Loren.
The Billionaire's Twisted Love
From the author of the comedic series, Spinsters and Casanovas, comes a sizzling and intense new series full of deceit, fierce love, and betrayal. The Billionaire's Twisted Love features the story of Julian Devereux, a broken billionaire whose thirst to reclaim his rightful place as heir to the Devereux Legacy leads him to the one woman who can heal his dark past.
Spinsters & Playboys
The love story of three best friends and how they found love.
Baby Be Mine
Price: Free!
Baby I'm Yours
Price: $4.99 USD.
Baby Love Me
Price: $2.99 USD.
Boss Lady
Price: $4.99 USD.

Books

The Mafia and His Maiden: Beautiful Lie
Series: The Mafia and His Maiden. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,830. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2022 by Wanitta Praks. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Billionaires
The love story of Amelia and Lorenzo continues in Beautiful Lie.
The Mafia and His Maiden: Beautiful Secret
Series: The Mafia and His Maiden. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,070. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2021 by Wanitta Praks. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The second book in Amelia and Lorenzo's love story. After being Lorenzo's woman, what will Amelia do when she realises Lorenzo has been keeping secrets from her?
A Mafia's First Love: Completely Enthralled
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,450. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2021 by Wanitta Praks. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Book 2 in the love story of Justin Valenti, a member of the Dente Mafia group and his first love, Lily Loren, which spans over seven years, from collage sweethearts to broken lovers.
The Mafia and His Maiden: Beautiful Hell
Series: The Mafia and His Maiden. Price: Free! Words: 46,610. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2021 by Wanitta Praks. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Amelia is dragged into the underworld of mafia by none other than Nikolas Lorenzo, who claims that her father owes him four million dollars. But there is another underlying reason why he took such drastic action, and that is because Amelia is responsibly for his brother's death, or so he claims. And his mission now is to make her pay for her crime. A spinoff series to Maid to the Mafia.
A Mafia's First Love: Completely Breathless
Series: A Mafia's First Love. Price: Free! Words: 36,800. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2020 by Wanitta Praks. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The love story of Justin Valenti, a member of the Dente Mafia group and his first love, Lily Loren, which spans over seven years, from college sweethearts to broken lovers.
Maid to the Mafia: Totally Devoted
Series: Maid to the Mafia. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,130. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2020 by Wanitta Praks. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The final book to Jenny and Giovanni's love story. Jenny has been kidnapped and Giovanni will stop at nothing to get her back. How would their fate turn out?
Maid to the Mafia: Totally Intoxicated
Series: Maid to the Mafia. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,900. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2019 by Wanitta Praks. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult
The third book in Maid to the Mafia series. The life of Jenny Stone, maid turned lover to Giovanni Dente, the mafia boss. Her life will never be the same again when he introduces her to his underworld of mafia. How intoxicating...
Maid to the Mafia: Totally Alluring
Series: Maid to the Mafia, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,340. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2019 by Wanitta Praks. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Book 2 of Jenny and Giovanni's love story. Upon uttering the word coffee, Jenny Stone somehow finds herself paying off her father’s debt by working as a maid to the multimillionaire mafia boss, Giovanni Dente. Between serving him coffee and doing his dirty work, she finds she stuck in this intricate web that he binds around her. She wants to escape. But what can she do when her heart is totally c
Maid to the Mafia: Totally Captivated
Series: Maid to the Mafia, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 46,570. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018 by Wanitta Praks. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Upon uttering the word coffee, Jenny Stone somehow finds herself paying off her father’s debt by working as a maid to the billionaire mafia boss, Giovanni Dente. Between serving him coffee and doing his dirty work, she finds she stuck in this intricate web that he binds around her. She wants to escape. But what can she do when her heart is totally captivated by him?
The Billionaire's Twisted Love Book 3: Loved by You
Series: The Billionaire's Twisted Love. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,330. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2018 by Wanitta Praks. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
ulian Devereux. Heart and soul, I am bound to him. But his past continues to torment him. Let it go, Julian. Let’s escape together to a place where only love exists. But will the path you choose lead to a violent ending to our story?
The Billionaire's Twisted Love Book 2: Trapped by You
Series: The Billionaire's Twisted Love. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,550. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2017 by Wanitta Praks. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Julian Devereux. He captivated me, and now I am trapped in his game of illusion. But why do I keep coming back for more? I want to dig for the truth. But I didn’t anticipate the story unfolding was beyond what I could imagine. Julian, what have you gone through?
The Billionaire's Twisted Love Book 1: Captivated by You
Series: The Billionaire's Twisted Love. Price: Free! Words: 41,480. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2017 by Wanitta Praks. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
There is something about Julian Devereux that captivates me and draws out my compassionate nature to save him from the bitter onslaught of his brother, Joshua Devereux. Maybe deep down, I’ve loved him all along. But I could not anticipate the path I chose would eventually spiral out of my control, tearing at my heart and tossing me into a labyrinth of illusion.
Baby Be Mine
Series: Spinsters & Playboys, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 86,500. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2017 by Wanitta Praks. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
The hilarious love story of a billionaire playboy and an innocent woman.
Baby I'm Yours
Series: Spinsters & Playboys, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,330. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2017 by Wanitta Praks. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Book 2 of Clarice and Hunter's love story. The love story of a billionaire playboy and an innocent virgin woman.
Baby Love Me
Series: Spinsters & Playboys, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,120. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2017 by Wanitta Praks. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Book 3 of Clarice and Hunter's love story. Hunter’s life has done a complete one hundred eighty-degree turn, from being the number one Casanova of Australasia to the number one partner for Clarice. But someone is trying to tear them apart. Will he ever hear Clarice say, “I love you,” or will the forces of his past reputation ruin his chances at this one happiness?
Boss Lady
Series: Spinsters & Playboys, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,210. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2017 by Wanitta Praks. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
The hilarious love story of a tyrant boss and her submissive personal assistant.