Bella Capo reveals shocking story in No More Crying Angels
What is it really like to be an abused child of a crime boss? To run clubs on Hollywood's famed Sunset Strip as a powerful woman in the club culture? To become a female boss in a notorious national gang?
More and more victims/survivors are coming forward to tell their stories to send the message that you don't have to be defined by what happens to you. Shelters provide safety and counseling, which is extremely important in the journey from fear and threats to a normal life. Bella's online Facebook support movement, La Bella Mafia, is a volunteer support network of women who have walked in those shoes helping others. Many of these women were in such dire circumstances they had to turn off all emotions in order to survive.
Bella opens the book with this statement: "I had endured so much, I was beyond feeling anything..Because I believe in angels, I had a crying angel tattooed on my back so it could cry for me when I couldn't cry for myself."
Through counseling and writing the book, she now has the ability to cry for herself, so every page is stained with her tears. No More Crying Angels was released in paperback, Kindle and ePub editions on October 14, 2017 and is offered by most online booksellers.
Excerpt from the Introduction in Bella's words.
I never believed I would be able to write about the shocking existence I endured from the time I was only four, but now I know I must if others are to be helped. Bella is not my given name, but it is who I have finally become and this is my story. My co-authors, Dennis Griffin and Morgan St. James, held my hand all the way through the trauma of reliving everything and have put my memories and stories into what you are about to read: No More Crying Angels.
I warn you, this book is not for the faint of heart. No child or young woman should ever have to go through what I did. If you looked at our family on the surface, we appeared to be living the American Dream with a nice house, luxuries, my father's successful career and plenty of his important friends. The dark secrets of a sadistically abusive father and brother, sexual abuse, ties to organized crime and free-flowing drugs should have had no place in the life of the little girl who twirled and danced in her perfect pink bedroom while wearing a fluffy tutu.
That lovely image was what everyone saw, while the horrendous underbelly of our family remained hidden, and continued into my life as a teen and an adult. You might think things like these only happen in movies, on TV or in fiction, but let me assure you, everything is true. By all odds, I should have died many times but something in me gave me the strength to close out the horrible reality, the physical abuse and living on the edge.
Bella believes the reason she survived is tobethere for support of the hundreds, if not thousands, of victims La Bella Mafia has helped.
Morgan St. James
Marina Publishing Group