Bella and Morgan at the Mob Museum
At the Mob Museum, which incidentally is an absolutely fantastic and beautifully designed venue–don’t miss it if you are in Las Vegas–we met people from so many places. For Bella, one of the highlights was meeting a few women who were suffering silently and will probably join the La Bella Mafia movement on Facebook. Wonderful that they discovered they can get that support and empathy.
From the Mob Museum we went across the street to the Mob Bar in the Grand Hotel for a meet and greet from 6:30 until 8:00. Some of our friends from Houdini publishing came by as well as Tony Montana (his book is self -titled “Tony Montana”) and Frank Cullotta (two books: “Cullotta – Life of a Chicago Criminal, Las Vegas Mobster and Government Witness” and his latest, “Hole in the Wall Gang”), both former members of the Chicago Outfit and they made sure Bella was well protected.
- Bella with Tony Montana and Frank Cullotta at the Mob Bar
More photos will be posted when Bella and Morgan recover from the whirlwind week that began with an appearance on ABC Channel 13 News with reporter Victoria Spilabotte, an appearance for Mob Month at the Clark County Library, an appearance on Vegas Unwrapped Radio, a stalker, a book signing at Barnes & Noble in Henderson, the Mob Museum event and finally the Mob Bar. Whew!
POST BY MORGAN ST. JAMES
In the photo Bella with Michael Napoli and Tony “Nap” Napoli before their appearance at Mob Month.
WARNING! If you receive a post on your Facebook page or see one from Trisha Lane or Trisha Liona, this is a stalker. She set up a Facebook page on December 21, 2013 with the specific purpose of bashing Bella Capo and La Bella Mafia. All of the posts are about Bella or the book.I have been blocked from the page, but we have our ways of checking things out. She stalked Bella on Vegas Unwrapped Radio last night with continuous posts to host Aaron Phillips’ page even though he kept deleting them. She has posted on the Mob Museum Timeline calling Bella a fraud.
Dennis Griffin and I plus our publisher Geno Munari of Houdini Publishing are seasoned in the publishing business. When writing a memoir proof of many claims is required, which we have. However, we have no obligation to show this to people such as this Trisha or whatever the real name is, who demand they be shown proof. Munari was actually threatened by the same group before the book came out and it was reported to the police.
The 1 star review, which was posted on Amazon on January 2, is presumably written by the same person under a different name. The information is not that different than what “Trisha” claims. Why? Who knows!
Bella is not afraid of these people and has said so publicly. We are pretty sure who they are and will continue to warn about stalking until we find it necessary to report it to Facebook as slander. This person claims to be in North Las Vegas, but the IP address traces back to New Jersey, where all of the stalking began.
Speaking of stalking, once again ad programs are installing themselves. DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINKS. They are ads by a program called Video Player that has just appeared. Have to find out how to get rid of it.
Bella and Morgan discussed the book LA BELLA MAFIA co-authored by Morgan and Dennis N. Griffin. Victoria Spilabotte is a super host and we all had a good time. Check the sidebar column for our January appearance schedule.
Bella Capo wrote LA BELLA MAFIA to encourage abuse victims to seek help and boost public awareness of this problem
LA BELLA MAFIA is currently part of a contest on Indie Book Promoter. Their objective is to see how many people will participate in LIKING a book and join the discussion for that book by posting in the comments section on the page.
They will buy 100 digital copies of the winning book and submit to 100 top reviewers.
We are currently in the top contenders but need many more LIKES if we are to have a chance to win.
That’s where you can help.
Please visit http://linkd.in/1ahtg87 and click LIKE. We would love it if you would join the discussion. DISCUSSION QUESTION: Would you risk the terror of coming out of hiding and reliving a life of horror to help others?
Your help will be greatly appreciated. Please share so we can get as many LIKES as possible.
Since the book was published, many abuse victims world wide have contacted Bella to tell her the book motivated them to either admit what happened to them or to seek help. Many have joined the online La Bella Mafia movement which supports and helps abuse victims.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
11X17 POSTER SUITABLE FOR FRAMING
Thanks to Houdini Publishing, while supplies last a free 11×17 poster will be given with each paperback purchase of LA BELLA MAFIA at any of the Las Vegas signings listed in the sidebar.
CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY Mob Month presentation on January 7,
BARNES & NOBLE on Stephanie in Henderson - Meet Bella Capo and learn how she survived on January 10, 7:00pm
THE MOB MUSEUM BOOKSTORE (1:00-5:00) on January 11
THE MOB BAR – Meet Bella up close and personal (6:30-7:30) on January 11.
Bella will sign all of the posters.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
This awesome 5 STAR review just posted on AMAZON. Everything that was said is the reason Bella came out of hiding to write the book. We cannot thank this reviewer enough.
Nanakulikane – See all my reviews
This review is from: La Bella Mafia (Perfect Paperback)
I was asked to review this book, which now I realize was God asking me to help. If you are an abused women (or man), member of a gang or Mafia connection, PTSD victim, or just looking for one of the most amazing pieces of literature in your life, this is the book for you.
La Bella Capo who is the basis and co-authored this work, I find amazing that she is still alive. Tough is not nearly enough to describe this amazing women. The work that she and her organization do should be mandatory reading for any women’s group or PTSD suffer period. Any psych. professional should have this in their library as a reference work as well as an instrumental part of any college class. Being a PTSD victim from the Viet Nam war, 5 Stars is not enough on my scale to praise this extraordinary work.
US: http://amzn.to/16eKggz UK: http://amzn.to/1gnqGol
Meet Bella Capo in Person
Bella Capo will be very busy during the months of January and February. For those of you in Las Vegas there will be many opportunities to see her on TV or meet her in person in Las Vegas in January. She will also be appearing at a women’s abuse shelter to offer messages of encouragement and answer questions. Donations from the sale of the book at her appearances will be made to that shelter.
Bella was the abused child of a power broker with organized crime ties. She also endured spousal abuse later in life and eventually was forced to flee for her life.
Despite everything that resulted from the abuse episodes she survived and prevailed as an extremely courageous and strong woman–an inspiration to those walking in her shoes or to all who may suspect a friend or loved one is suffering abuse. Bella came out of hiding to write LA BELLA MAFIA in order to tell her story, which also includes running clubs on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip and becoming a white female inspirational boss in the Crips.
8 years ago she founded the LA BELLA MAFIA support movement for abuse victims on My Space, eventually moving it to Facebook. Hundreds of women and some men have become part of La Bella Mafia, abuse victims helping other abuse victims. Many, after reading her book, have come forward to say they, too, were abused.
Meeting Bella and reading her book is an experience you won’t forget.
We have added a space for UPCOMING APPEARANCES in the sidebar that will constantly be updated.
You can buy your copy of LA BELLA MAFIA now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Houdini Publishing or order it by name at your favorite local bookstore. The ISBN # is 978-1936759187
October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Now it’s November but that doesn’t mean we put it on the back burner for another year.
Ask Bella Capo and the scores of women and some men who have come forward as abuse or violence victims after reading LA BELLA MAFIA the book, reading this blog or visiting the La Bella Mafia Facebook page.
After reading the book, please post an Amazon review to help boost awareness. Get your copy today. http://amzn.to/16eKggz
“La Bella Mafia” encourages women to reveal their abuse experiences
I had endured so much, I was beyond feeling anything. I had a crying angel tattooed on my back so it could cry for me when I couldn’t cry for myself.” ~Bella Capo
That statement by Bella Capo whose story is told in the recently released La Bella Mafia is the unfortunate rule, not the exception for thousands of women, children and yes, some men. When books such as this true story don’t sugar coat events that really happened—events that exist behind closed doors of many homes and apartments not only in the United States but throughout READ MORE
Post by Morgan St. James:
GOOD NEWS FOR THOSE WHO READ BOOKS ON KINDLE OR NOOK.
Houdini Publishing agreed to reduce the price from $7.99 to $4.99 for both Kindle and Nook editions of LA BELLA MAFIA and that is now in effect. When this book was written it was Bella’s intention to reach as many people as possible with her shocking yet inspirational story and the knowledge that organizations such as La Bella Mafia do exist to support them. This is also a book that brings abuse and extreme survival tactics out of the shadows. Many who have been early readers say it is a MUST READ book. BARNES & NOBLE http://bit.ly/1dd3cyj, AMAZON http://amzn.to/1hh2ZwJ