Allure of the Game

A Novel

About The Book

A superstar in urban lit, Essence bestselling author Danielle Santiago concludes her gripping Harlem trilogy with a sizzling, streetwise novel about an all-female drug cartel.



Twenty-year-old Arnessa didn’t grow up on the streets. But when her mentally ill mother abandons her and her older brother is murdered, Arnessa has no choice but to hustle just to keep herself and her little sister alive.

Kisa “Kane” Montega, on the other hand, has a wonderful marriage, two beautiful children, and lives in a stunning home on the outskirts of Charlotte. Her cousin, Kennedy, has spent two years away from the volatile music industry, focusing on her children and building a solid foundation with her rap star fiancé, Chaz. But in spite of their success, both Kane and Kennedy are gravitating back to their old ways and the game they thought they’d left behind. After a chance meeting, Arnessa goes from being a low-level dealer to partner in their cartel. But the bigger their empire gets, the more haters they have to contend with—and the more each one of them stands to lose.

Sexy, suspenseful, and unflinching, Danielle Santiago’s Allure of the Game gives fans exactly what they’ve been hoping for—a deeply satisfying conclusion to an unforgettable trilogy, packed with insight into the mean streets she knows so well.

About The Author

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Danielle Santiago is the author of Grindin' and founder of Mischievous Girl Foundation, which is dedicated to helping battered women and innercity girls. She lives in Harlem, New York, and Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and son.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (May 24, 2011)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416579526

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Raves and Reviews

“Nobody can question Danielle Santiago’s Gangsta. She puts her thing down…staying true to the streets.”

—Shannon Holmes, author of B-More Careful

"Santiago is back and proves that she is amongst street fiction's elite with this hood tale."
--Ashley Antoinette, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Prada Plan

I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Allure of the Game sizzles with all the workings of a classic street tale. Danielle Santiago truly outdid herself with this one. – Miasha, Essence bestselling author of Secret Society and Never Enough

Santiago has penned passionate and timeless prose that proves why she will forever reign as queen of Street Fiction royalty.

--Tu-Shonda L. Whitaker, Essence bestselling author of Millionaire Wives Club

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