FREE POSTER WITH PURCHASE OF “LA BELLA MAFIA” PAPERBACK

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11X17 POSTER SUITABLE FOR FRAMING

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.

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Bella will sign all of the posters.  

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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NEW 5 STAR REVIEW FOR “LA BELLA MAFIA” IS AWESOME

STARThis 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

JANUARY WILL BE A BUSY MONTH FOR BELLA CAPO

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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

LIVES LOST THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY EVERY DAY

LIVES LOST THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY EVERY DAY

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

Read the review article from Examiner.com November 1, 2013

“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

GOOD NEWS FOR THOSE WHO READ ON KINDLE OR NOOK

Post by Morgan St. James:Readers

GOOD NEWS FOR THOSE WHO READ BOOKS ON KINDLE OR NOOK.


The price for both Kindle and Nook editions of LA BELLA MAFIA has been reduced from $7.99 to $4.99 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 shoc
king 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

CRIME TIME WITH VITO COLLUCCI – P.I.

CRIME TIME WITH VITO COLLUCCI – P.I., http://www.businesstalkradio.net/weekend_host/ctvc.shtml Radio Broadcast in several markets and on the internet – Broadcast stations can be found at the website above or you can click the LISTEN LIVE

Vito has worked on some of the biggest high profile cases in CT involving murders, rapes and a corrupt priest. He is a frequent crime consultant on TV.

Bella Capo and Morgan St. James will be Vito’s guests. The broadcast will be archived in the podcasts.

The show will air this Sunday night at 8:00 PST/11:00 EST.

 

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Getting excited to release the book-By Bella Capo

68221_439599606103837_231625936_nI wanted to take a few moments and express my emotions as we get closer to the date of release for LA BELLA MAFIA.

My tummy has butterflies, they’re doing jumping jacks and I’m very happy, nervous, excited and relieved. It’s taken many years to achieve what I have set out to do.

It still surprises me when I get an email from somebody in my life fifteen even twenty years ago saying they remember me talking about it. I don’t remember how long it’s been— I simply know the reality of the now. I saw some rough days through this journey and have learned off all of my experiences in the most positive amazing ways.

As the saying goes, sometimes bad things happen to make room for the good. I feel that’s what has been going on the last few months. God is weeding out the toxic so that I don’t have to deal with that when my focus needs to be on more important things. It’s also redirected my sensitivities, knowing that sometimes some things have to die for other things to be born. And that’s what this book feels like, like I just gave birth to the newer me. It’s taken a lot of hard work and dedication to get to the point we are now. Even the La Bella Mafia has had extreme changes that have only bettered us in awesome ways. That’s where part two will come in.

This last couple months Team Bella has grown stronger than ever. The stalking events that have occurred with threats attached brought us together in amazing ways. I know that releasing my story is a very gutsy thing to do but I was not going to let my experiences go in vain. I also would not wish it on anyone. I can say that all of my experiences put together have made me stronger than I have ever been.

With my Team 1237611_10151570699425793_1109547632_nbehind me … Tony Napoli my mentor, my writers Morgan St James aka Mama B and Dennis N. Griffin, My God mother Ali MacGraw, my amazing editor and friend Judy Deutsch, my close dear friends and the many, many Bellas and fellas both new and established for showing me the true definition of unity, loyalty and love, I can continue on my journey of expression through experiences, reminding myself that my sole mission is to help even just that one person like myself who feels completely alone and show them they are not. To speak up and have that voice that had once been silenced.

As for the characters that are still living, I feel this is where my bravest strong point is. What I have written is true and backed up and the way they deal with it is not my problem. I’ve been threatened with death so many times that eventually I became immune and shut off my feelings completely. Now I allow myself to hurt, cry and now have fulfillment of happiness, justice and most important freedom.

Thank you everyone for being on the mission with me and taking part in standing up for what is right.

Here we go!! Lets do this thang! 😉 ONLY 5 more days to buy it at the Amazon pre-publication price of $10.84

Always, Bella Capo

PUBLISHER RECEIVES THREATENING PHONE CALL IN ATTEMPT TO STOP PUBLICATION OF “LA BELLA MAFIA.”

Post from Morgan St. James, co-author of La Bella Mafia

MORGAN AND BOOK

According to Houdini Publishing, the release date will be October 15 despite threats they received

I learned that our publisher received a threatening phone call warning them not to publish La Bella Mafia, and alluded to the fact that there would be consequences because the story isn’t true. The caller, who refused to give more than a first name that was most likely fake, even suggested that he was doing a “private investigation” into the book.

Unfortunately, people like this caller do “come out of the woodwork” in the publishing business. But our publisher is not one to be rattled or intimidated by anonymous threats.  “I won’t be told what I can and can’t publish by people who lack the courage to identify themselves and make their case. I’m comfortable that the book accurately reflects Bella Capo’s life story and it will be released on October 15th as scheduled.”

The threatening call has been reported to the police as being tied to ongoing harassment of Bella Capo that has persisted for the past few months on other forums. The publisher said, “If this type of activity continues, appropriate legal action will be taken.”

I MADE IT PAST SOME ROUGH SPOTS THESE PAST FEW MONTHS – THANKS TO EVERYONE

RED ROSE FOR BLOG LBMI have to say that God worked in a BIG way. This last couple of months haven’t been easy for me by any means. I have been personally attacked, and my close friends, family and writers have been told lies that were nothing but pure evil and intended to cause me pain.

I’d been warned this could happen. And although I knew people who really knew me wouldn’t believe the lies, a few people did fall for them. I was hurt but not worried, because the truth was on my side.

I fought back with prayer and faith. But as the attacks continued and became increasingly harsher, my faith was truly put to the test. To make matters worse, a lawyer I’d sought advice from gave me bad information. I wish lawyers would admit when they don’t know the answer to something rather than wing it.

With a few close prayer warriors by my side, I never let go of God and He didn’t let go of me. I will never allow myself to be made fun of for using God as my refuge, no matter what. He has helped me survive things no one should ever experience.

During this painful learning process, I’ve found the truth about many of the things that had me stressed. And that knowledge has set me free, much like the old saying, “The truth shall set you free.” So today is a new beginning for me and I am reclaiming myself and preparing for the release of my true life story. Although it will shock some, I will use it as a means to help as many of the silent ones as I can reach—those who are hurting because they think they are alone. The release date is October 15th and I’m ready!

The people who shunned me because of the lies and deceit without even talking to me about it—some of whom I thought were close friends—I will not trust again. And for every one that walked out of my life, fifteen walked in.

So Salute! Here’s to new beginnings, love, friends and God. I love all of you who already know me, and look forward to helping those I’ve yet to meet. From the depths of my heart I say, God Bless you all. XO