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The Prince of Mafia Princes

Bellomo’s enigmatic mobster, Louie Morelli, takes on the Russian mob in her fourth book, “The Prince of Mafia Princes.”

 

Life is good for Louie Morelli. He’s rich, happily married, and having a fling with the blonde in his office. Louie’s even convinced himself that he’s just another South Florida entrepreneur. Then he discovers that his son, Tony, is being blackmailed by a couple of enterprising escorts and their nefarious associates. A meeting with a Russian mob boss is supposed to put an end to Tony’s troubles, but Louie’s inquiries set off a chain reaction, beginning with the brutal murder of a call girl. The next day Louie’s loyal friend, Victor DeAngelis, is gunned down on the Fort Lauderdale strip.

Bellomo's enigmatic mobster, Louie Morelli, takes on the Russian mob in her fourth book, "The Prince of Mafia Princes."   Life is good for Louie Morelli. He’s rich, happily married, and having a fling with the blonde in his office. Louie’s even convinced himself...

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Ghostly Encounters: My Experience with Chloe

Ghostly Encounters: My experience with Chloe at the Myrtles Plantation

Bellomo's Ghostly Encounters

 

The Myrtles Plantation outside of St. Francisville, about thirty miles north of Baton Rouge, is considered to be the most haunted house in Louisiana, if not the entire country.

The house has a violent past, and it is reported that ten murders have occurred on the property. The first part of the house was built in 1796, and predates the antebellum era. Additions occurred in the early nineteenth century, but the house retains a Gothic feel. It sits amidst moss-draped oaks on the gentle rise of ancient Indian graves.

Ghostly Encounters: My experience with Chloe at the Myrtles Plantation   The Myrtles Plantation outside of St. Francisville, about thirty miles north of Baton Rouge, is considered to be the most haunted house in Louisiana, if not the entire country. The house has...

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Beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe Du Monde

Beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe Du Monde

Beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe Du Monde

 

In Louie Morelli’s words …

Beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe Du Monde.

I’m in New Orleans visiting my daughter. No, not Stella, but my other little girl, the one I don’t talk about: Ceci, the lovechild I had with my late, longtime mistress, Mercedes.

Ceci’s more French than Italian, more Mercedes daughter than mine, but still, she’s my daughter, Daddy’s little girl. Ceci has her mother’s looks. She’s always been beautiful, now, on the verge of puberty, she’s stunning.

  In Louie Morelli’s words ... Beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe Du Monde. I’m in New Orleans visiting my daughter. No, not Stella, but my other little girl, the one I don’t talk about: Ceci, the lovechild I had with my late, longtime mistress, Mercedes. Ceci’s...

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Mobsters in Fiction

Mobsters in Ficton: Louie Morelli:

Mobsters in Fiction: Louie Morelli

“Who is your favorite mobster, Mrs. Bellomo?”

The question was recently posed at a luncheon where I was the keynote speaker. We were discussing mobsters in fiction. This was easy. After all, there is only one fictitious mobster that means anything to me. So I answered without hesitation. “Louie Morelli,” I said.

We were discussing mobsters in fiction.

My audience was expecting this. And they understood. Really, how can Louie not be my favorite mobster? I gave life to him.

“Who is your favorite mobster, Mrs. Bellomo?” The question was recently posed at a luncheon where I was the keynote speaker. We were discussing mobsters in fiction. This was easy. After all, there is only one fictitious mobster that means anything to me. So I answered...

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Louie Morelli’s Mistress: Haunting New Orleans thriller

Haunting New Orleans thriller:

Louie Morelli’s Mistress by Patricia Bellomo

 

 

What readers are saying about Louie Morelli’s Mistress:

“This novel captures the atmosphere of New Orleans, and uses it to advantage in developing the story. It is not a “mobster” story, even though one of the main characters is a criminal boss. I enjoyed the descriptions of the people and places, but they did not get in the way of a very well-told story. Surprise after surprise awaits as the story develops, and even when the reader has a suspicion of coming events, they occur in novel ways. It is an exciting read, and leaves you with much interest in what might happen in the future. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a fascinating story that is far afield from the typical romance or action thriller.”

Haunting New Orleans thriller: Louie Morelli's Mistress by Patricia Bellomo     What readers are...

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Dog Days of Summer

Bellomo-Dog Days of Summer

This happy pooch is reading one of Patricia Bellomo’s books. Can you guess which one?

 

Heading to the beach this summer?

One way to beat the heat this summer is to head off to the beach with one of Patricia Bellomo’s sexy thrillers. Part mafia romance, part family drama, Bellomo’s books provide lots of thrills for the reader seeking pure entertainment. Set in sunny South Florida, the imagery alone will place you at the beach. You’ll be transported into the world of savvy mobster, Louie Morelli. Coast along A1A with Louie and his henchman, Victor, as they try to remain legit. After all, Louie’s a businessman, a real estate mogul. But something … usually a family crisis, lures him to the dark side.

  Heading to the beach this summer? One way to beat the heat this summer is to head off to the beach with one of Patricia Bellomo's sexy thrillers. Part mafia romance, part family drama, Bellomo's books provide lots of thrills for the reader seeking pure...

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Homeless in New Orleans, May 23, 2016

Haunted by the Homeless in New Orleans

Haunted by the Homeless in New Orleans

Homeless in New Orleans

New Orleans is famous for its ghosts. From the crowds gathered outside the Lalaurie house on the corner of Royal and Governor Nichols to Marie Laveau’s tomb in old St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, it’s no secret New Orleans is haunted. Even my favorite hotel, The Hotel Monteleone, is purported to have a ghost or two. I exploited the city’s haunted reputation in my novel Louie Morelli’s Mistress, adding a bit of the supernatural via Louie Morelli’s eccentric little girl.

Haunted by the Homeless in New Orleans New Orleans is famous for its ghosts. From the crowds gathered outside the Lalaurie house on the corner of Royal and Governor Nichols to Marie Laveau’s tomb in old St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, it’s no secret New Orleans is haunted....

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Best Beach Reads, April 25, 2016

Best Beach Reads

Beach Reads from Patricia Bellomo

Reading a Patricia Bellomo novel at the beach.

Heading to the beach this spring for a little rest and relaxtion?

If you’re off to seek the sun and sand, don’t forget to load up your kindle or nook, or better yet, pack several good books: Beach Reads, to be exact. Noting too heavy or dramatic for the beach. It’s not the place to brush up on classics or delve into a literary masterpiece. But nothing beats basking on the beach with a good romantic thriller or a novel of suspense and intrigue.

Best Beach Reads Heading to the beach this spring for a little rest and relaxtion? If you're off to seek the sun and sand, don't forget to load up your kindle or nook, or better yet, pack several good books: Beach Reads, to be exact. Noting too heavy or dramatic for...

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Mob Blog: Louisiana Oil Man, March 29, 2016

Mob Blog: Louisiana Oil Man, March 29, 2016

I’m sitting on my terrace with the Louisiana oil man, Jay Connolly. It’s near dusk, and the clouds, tinged with lavender and orange, are bunched up over the Atlantic, the sea calm and smooth as glass. We’re sitting facing the sea, watching tankers and cruise ships traverse the horizon. I’m relaxed as I can be, but Jay, for all his old-fashioned courtesy, is wound tight as a drum.

Mob Blog: Louisiana OIl Man

I’ve known Jay my whole life. He’s been like an uncle to me because it was my old man who bankrolled him, giving Jay his start when he was a wildcatter down on the gulf.

Mob Blog: Louisiana Oil Man, March 29, 2016 I’m sitting on my terrace with the Louisiana oil man, Jay Connolly. It’s near dusk, and the clouds, tinged with lavender and orange, are bunched up over the Atlantic, the sea calm and smooth as glass. We’re sitting facing...

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Mob Blog: Breakfast with the Eagles Cheerleaders

Mob Blog: The Eagles Cheerleaders,  March 5, 2016

Breakfast with the Eagles Cheerleaders

The Eagles Cheerleaders – Patricia Bellomo

I have a meeting with a big name investor this morning. It’s strictly legit—the guy’s a high financier who likes to gobble up South Florida real estate. We’re discussing a future project, and he wants to do breakfast so Victor and I meet him at the Marriott on the corner of Atlantic and A1A in Delray Beach. The investor’s a little square, and he gets a thrill out of doing business with someone who is “connected.”

That’s what he says to me anyhow. “Lou, I know you’re connected.”

Mob Blog: The Eagles Cheerleaders,  March 5, 2016 I have a meeting with a big name investor this morning. It’s strictly legit—the guy’s a high financier who likes to gobble up South Florida real estate. We’re discussing a future project, and he wants to do breakfast...

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