La Bella MAFIAby Morgan St. James
force on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, running clubs and after-hours clubs. After a
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Bella Capo, the sexually and physically abused daughter of a powerbroker, whose close associates included politicians and organized crime figures, and a drug-addicted mother, spent much of her youth in foster homes and rehabilitation facilities. As a young adult she became a
force on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, running clubs and after-hours clubs. After a failed marriage
to an abusive husband, Bella became a boss in the Crips—the only white female to hold such
a position of power in the gang at that time. She later fled Los Angeles in fear for her life when
her ex-husband and his associates stalked her and threatened her with death.
Although she could have died many times, Bella survived and overcame the obstacles to co-found La Bella Mafia, a online group that provides assistance and couseling to abuse victims - especially those in life-threatening situations.
This courageous woman has now come out of hiding to share her story. It will serve as an inspiration to the hundreds of thousands of abuse victims in the United States who suffer in silence.
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Meet the Author
MORGAN ST. JAMES, award-winning Author, Columnist and Speaker. This is her eleventh book including the funny Silver Silver Sisters Mysteries series in addition to over 50 published articles in the Los Angeles and Las Vegas editions of Examiner.com. An entertaining speaker, St. James frequently appears on authors' panels, radio shows and other media forms and is an active member of GLAWS, Sisters in Crime, Las Vegas Writers Group, and Henderson Writers Group.
DENIIS N. GRIFFIN, author, organized crime historian and radio host. This is his fourteenth book, including the biographies of former mobsters Andrew DiDonato and Frank Cullotta. He is host of the We Knowa Guy show on Blog Talk Radio, and is an active member of Wednesday Warrior Writers, Public Safety Writers Association and GLAWS.
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This woman truly shows what PTSD is all about. Living a life of one hell after another, illness and more trauma.. she handles it with grace. As much grace as could be in situations like hers. Her devotion to God is astounding. Most women don't come out of these kind of situations with out having some kind of major change in their self esteems, but she stands strong! I give so much credit to this courageous woman. This book had definitely changed the way that I think about things. Thank you Bella Capo.
This is a true story that could only be told by the author a courages young lady who lived in Hell and survived the reader will survive with each turn of the page Bella Capo shares her journey with you through this exciting and intriguing story with each turn of the page The message Bella Capo shares with the reader is be strong, talk to God and fear no one on your way to recovery You can go to a Theropist for guidence and counseling but in the end You become your best therapist and how Bella Capo shares her Bi-Polar with an open mind to help other's with the same disease how much more can I add to this fascinating story other than to read the Book Tony Nap Napoli
I loved this book. It will touch you to the core to read Bella's amazing story!! To have to endure everything she has endured and still come out on top is amazing and a blessing in itself. Read this story you will not be disappointed, I know I wasn't.
I bought this book lastnight at 7:50 started reading it. It was so good I could not put it down until I was finished reading the whole thing. It is a true story and I cannot believe all the obstacles that this wonderful woman has overcome and then got the courage to tell her story. This book will go in as one of my all time favorite books. My husband was reading some of the book over my shoulder lastnight for about an hour. He says from what he's read it looks to be a really good book. But he's wrong, the book is an awesome, amazing book. I love Bella Capo.
I was completely overwhelmed by this story. I found it incredible that a girl who went through some much physical and emotional abuse and experienced so many outrageous situations was able to summon the strength to reach out and help others. She is a remarkable lady whom I have had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing on my weekly Internet Radio show "Vegas Unwrapped". Bella captivates a room with her story of survival and accomplishments. She is not finished her work by a long shot. She vows not to rest until she has helped "save" those many women has have gone through the pain and suffering from abuse. I believe this is a "MUST READ" if you care about the welfare of others. I couldn't put it down and read it through the we hours of the morning. Start the book and you will do the same.
Very courages woman, the book is truly a must read with all the misfortune in her life she still has courage and strength to help others, have missed a few dinners for not being able to put this book down.God bless you Bella.
La Bella Mafia review for Barnes & Noble: I was given this book called La Bella Mafia, as Iam a collector of Mob books.. This book was way different than I thought.. It was a plight of a young girl in a abused home and she grew up too be one of the most awesome woman Ive have ever known too this day.. I read a couple chapters one night, then the next day I had too read the rest of the book.. Which left me sad, happy, and in awe for this woman called BELLA CAPO !!! and what she was put through during her life is amazing. I recommend this book for everyone, and also shows the many emotions and forgiveness as Bella Capo's heart is solid gold.. So pick a day when you have time too read this book , and you will sit back after and think how this woman is a true Warrior of GOD ,Alfonse Corleone
I was really inspired by this women known as Bella. What a courageous and brave soul she is to put her story out to the public like this and is touching many lives with her story. The writing is amazing!!! i commend the authors on putting this beautiful story together for this Queen known as Bella. Such a bright light she is not only for women but also men a like who has faced adversity like hers but have manage to overcome. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to know how a real warrior queen overcame her adversity. Namaste to you Queen Bella :)
This book is amazing about a young child that has been abused by her father and brother, and lived her life in the dark,.she is a strong beautiful lady today that can write about her life and is trying to help others that are suffering today. She is a child of God a true kind heart ,very strong in her faith. This is why she is the person she is today , she has come out of the dark and into the light She believes in God, and angels and her faith is so powerful you can feel it. just by talking with her. I have been blessed to know bella Mafia , God works wounders ,he is our father and will be there for his children you just have to believe in him and never give up on life. God Bless you Bella Mafia .Love you Always