Saw the first printed Advance Reader’s Copy of the book

MORGAN AND BOOKPosted by Morgan St. James, co-author “La Bella Mafia”

How exciting is this? Yesterday in a meeting at Houdini Publishing, I saw the hot-off-the–press copies of the Advance Readers Copy of LA BELLA MAFIA that will be sent to reviewers, talk shows, etc. along with an extensive media kit. The book looks great.

If you are a reviewer or talk show host and would like to book Bella and/or her co-authors, please contact labellamafia.book.com@gmail.com with your request.

Interest has continued to build in this compelling book — not only for the book, but the publicity has encouraged abused people from all over the globe to contact the online La Bella Mafia movement at Facebook. (Info link) Most of them had no idea there was a place they could interact and receive guidance and inspiration anonymously (if that is their choice)  with others who had walked in their shoes and survived.

The main thing Bella hoped for by coming out of hiding to write the book is happening — she is reaching as many abuse victims as possible with hope and inspiration.

On the Radio TONIGHT-“Going Beyond Radio – The Jeff Bushman Show”

August 28, 2013


TUNE IN LIVE –  6:00pm PST/9:00 EST


GOING BEYOND RADIO – THE JEFF BUSHMAN SHOW

Bella Capo and Morgan St. James will be Jeff Bushman’s guests on “The Jeff Bushman Show.” CLICK THE LINK above to listen on your computer. You can also download or use Stitcher to listen to Going Beyond Radio » The Jeff Bushman Show on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

The information on the show site says 7:00PM, BUT IT IS ACTUALLY AT 6:00PM so don’t miss it!

Coming Full Circle…

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I spent so many years preparing for the day I would write this book but I never imagined what it would be like. Many different emotions and thoughts come over me throughout the days. Does it bring some kind of magical healing and will all the trauma go away? No. It will still be a struggle some days, but it has released a lot of the pressure. I realize now that I will have other issues to deal with.

As I come out of hiding and see the movement of awareness my book has brought in the media before it has even been released, I realize how steadfast on my feet I need to be. I realize humans will be just that, human. Some will want to be cruel, some kind and some just curious with a morbid fascination as it is called. It’s now that I need to just let go and stick to what is good and right.

I realize I will be judged. The abuse, living in everyday fear and all the little steps it took to create this thing called my life, isn’t easy for the ones that haven’t had to “walk in my shoes” to believe. I can’t blame them. There will be some that will try to condemn me and judge me. There will also be the ones who listen, hear what they need to hear to get the help that they need and want. Those are the ones I need to keep my focus on. Negative energy will always try to work itself towards me and everyone else. Accepting it is a choice. There will always be cruel people in the world that don’t care how much you hurt and seeing you hurt more is their only mission. I don’t need souls like that anywhere around me. Then there are the hearts that are yearning to know the feeling of caring, love and safety…those are the ones that will have my attention and heart. I have no room for negativity.

I feel as though I have come full circle now in life. I am seeing some women go through emotionally and mentally, what I went through ten, even twenty years ago. There are people coming back into my life from years ago that have deep meaning in my everyday world, but it’s years later. I have amazing mentors who hold my hand through ups and downs…and I have my children having children. All the abuse is gone and my family is starting to feel secure. All of this in itself is a miracle. This book happened at just the right time, as everything does.

So what it all comes down to is now that the book is written, is where the destiny goes for Part Two; it’s up to me.

It will be up to me to fill myself with positive people, places and things, and show the world that happy endings do exist.

~Bella Capo

You can now reserve your copy of “La Bella Mafia”

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The clock has stopped ticking and now you can place your Presale reservation at Houdini Publishing or Amazon.

Remember, all Presale copies ordered will not ship until after the book is released on October 15. Those ordered directly from Houdini Publishing will be fully autographed by all three authors.

Listen to the wonderful podcast of the “It’s a Crime” radio show with Margaret MacLean that was broadcast on Saturday August 10 on NBC News in Boston, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. We were on Dennis Griffin’s “We Knowa Guy” radio show last Wednesday and “Aspects of Writing” on KLAV Las Vegas last Tuesday. Podcasts of those shows will be available soon. Next, “The Jeff Bushman Show” in Phoenix on August 28. Information will be posted on the blog.

2 MORE DAYS UNTIL PRESALE FOR “LA BELLA MAFIA”

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  JUST 2 MORE DAYS UNTIL PRESALE LINKS POST FOR AMAZON AND HOUDINI PUBLISHING

All copies ordered directly from Houdini Publishing from August 15 until October 14 will be fully autographed.
RELEASE DATE OCTOBER 15

Your credit card will not be charged until the book is shipped in October.

  LISTEN TO BELLA AND MORGAN TODAY ON “ASPECTS OF WRITING” RADIO SHOW AT 2:00PST- KLAV 1230AM IN LAS VEGAS
OR STREAMING LIVE ON THE INTERNET – WWW.KLAV1230AM.COM

WE WERE ON THE AIR WITH “VEGAS UNWRAPPED” ON AUGUST 1

POST FROM MORGAN ST. JAMES, co-author of LA BELLA MAFIA

PHOTO- Vegas Unwrapped Show August 1 2013Bella Capo and I were the special guests on the “Vegas Unwrapped” radio show on KLAV 1230am last Thursday night, August 1, co-hosted by Ricky Cash and Aaron Phillips. If you couldn’t listen live, the archived podcast should be up soon. CLICK HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page on their website. If it isn’t there yet, (and it isn’t as of today) check back in a few days.

The show was amazing and Bella was at her best, even kidding around on the way over. We were about five minutes away from the studio when her impish side came out.  She called Ricky Cash, and mind you this was about 20 minutes before we were supposed to go on the air, and said, “Gee, I’m so sorry but we can’t make it.” Stunned silence until that wonderful giggle of hers came through and she added, “Just kidding. We are about 5 minutes away. See you soon.” Me? I just kept driving. Not that different than something I might have done.

After the show there were some wonderful Facebook posts, but the one I want to highlight is from

RICKY CASH:

Our interview with Bella Capo and Morgan St, James on our monthly KLAV 1230 Radio Show. Bella is a true inspiration not only for victims of abuse and terror but for all women. She is the epitome of empowerment and has only one goal and one dream and that is to help those people who have been severely traumatized in their lives. VEGAS UNWRAPPED 2 - NO COPY

The fact that she has gone through hell and back and has suffered beyond what most of us can take but she still forges on with this project and the book that she has written with Morgan St. James and Dennis Griffin is an absolute must read. I could not put it down and it has definitely altered my way of thinking about abuse. I was already against it for sure but after reading this it has now become a priority cause that both Aaron and myself support.

As soon as the podcast is available which will be very soon I recommend everybody listen to the interview and I promise I won’t have to tell you to get the book when it goes on pre-sale on Aug 15th. Bella’s story is truly unforgettable like herself. This is one very special lady and I am honored to be called her friend. Keep up the good work Bella Capo. We have your back and consider you a very important person in the Vegas Unwrapped family.

Many thanks to Aaron and Ricky for having us as your guests. The message in this book is so important every boost is greatly appreciated. After the broadcast, an avalanche of messages was received on the Facebook Bella Capo page.

Check the APPEARANCES page on this blog. We have 4 more radio show broadcasts coming up in August: “Crime Time with Vito Colucci, P.I. ” on August 11, “Aspects in Writing” with Jack Kelly on August 13, “We Knowa Guy” with Dennis Griffin (my co-author) on August 14 and “Beyond Radio” with Jeff Bushman on August 28.  Whew!!

IT’S A WRAP!

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Yesterday we shot the video interview for Bella Capo and it was great. Houdini Publishing will be producing YouTube videos about how the book came to be, experiences contained between the covers and more. Bella looked beautiful although some of the questions evoked quite a bit of emotion. Still she was a champ and sailed through with her sparkling personality shining out.

Tonight Bella and Morgan are on the Las Vegas radio show “Vegas Unwrapped” at 9:00 PST. If you are in Las Vegas you can listen to it on KLAV 1230 AM. Call in and give a “shout out.” If you are outside of Las Vegas, click the Appearances page to get all of the internet access information.

Follow Bella on FACEBOOK.

Only 2 MORE WEEKS UNTIL PRESALE BEGINS