Author Interview & Giveaway: The Alliance by Shannon Stoker

Posted September 1st, 2014 in Author Interview, Giveaway / 39 comments

Author Interview & Giveaway: The Alliance by Shannon StokerThe Alliance by Shannon Stoker
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks on September 2, 2014
Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback
Source: Author
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads

Mia Morrissey fled to Mexico to escape the government marrying her to someone she did not love. Now, she’s going risk everything so that the rest of America can be free.

Going undercover as part of a diplomatic mission, Mia returns to America. But life there is more dangerous than ever as the walls grow ever taller, and the forgotten country faces its most ruthless leader yet, Grant Marsden…a shadow from Mia’s past. With the help of Andrew, Carter, and other members of the subversive group Affinity, she embarks on a perilous journey to defeat Grant, bring down the government, and destroy the Registry once and for all.

When a terrible betrayal exposes the operation, Mia discovers that her enemies have used her—and so have her friends. Alone and frightened, she’s uncertain who to trust—or whether the mission is worth what she’s sacrificing.

With the fate of her friends and the future of her country on the line, Mia knows that her next step may be the last for her . . . and America.

Today I have a great interview with Shannon Stoker, author of The Registry Series, to share. I have read the first two books and liked them a lot so I am super excited to read the last book of the series, The Alliance, very soon. I hope you guys enjoy learning more about Shannon and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end.

Author Interview

Jennifer: With the series ending with The Alliance, what do you hope your readers will take away from The Registry Series?

Shannon: More than anything I hope they take away some enjoyment. Reading to me is all about having a fun/interesting/exciting break from reality. I really want readers to say they had fun reading my series.


Jennifer: Did anything (or anyone) surprise you while writing The Alliance?

Shannon: Several characters changed directions from where I last left them. I think that harder/more closed off ones show some vulnerability here and vice-versa. It is great to write these people the third time around because they are starting to come full circle.


Jennifer: How did you come up with the world in The Registry Series?

Shannon: Basically the idea for the series as a whole came from the concept of an evil facebook. As far as creating the landscape and politics of it all I tried to think about what a significantly depleted population of very scared people might do.


Jennifer: If you were going to come up with a theme song for The Alliance, what song would it be?

Shannon: Little Black Submarine by The Black Keys. This was sort of my jam when I was writing The Alliance.


Jennifer: Can you share three surprising facts about yourself?

Shannon: 1. I was a contestant on Four Weddings;

2. I know a lot about serial killers to the point some people find it creepy;

3. I collect Care Bears and their memorabilia.


Jennifer: Finish this sentence: I cannot write without…

Shannon: Quiet. When I am editing I can have music in the background, but for the first draft I need silence.


Jennifer: Who are your favorite authors?

Shannon: Thank you for having me! I hope that your readers check out (and enjoy) The Alliance!


Jennifer: I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to answer a few of my questions. Is there anything else you would like to mention before we part ways?

Shannon: This list is VERY long. Lately I’ve been on a big Lauren Oliver kick though, so I would have to say her. I really enjoy Joe Hill and Becca Fitzpatrick too. If we are talking about classics my favorite book of all time has to be A Farewell to Arms, but I don’t think I could list Hemmingway as my favorite.


About Shannon Stoker

Shannon Stoker lives in DeKalb, IL. She received her undergraduate and law degree from Northern Illinois University where she now works as the Research Integrity Coordinator. It's not a stretch to say she's a die hard Huskie fan!

When she's not working or writing Shannon spends the majority of her time playing with her terrier mix Nucky or her husband.

She loves watching horror movies, including those straight to DVD classics most people never heard of. If she wasn't an attorney or an author she would have been a beautician and is constantly bugging her friends to come over and let Shannon play with their hair.


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39 Responses to “Author Interview & Giveaway: The Alliance by Shannon Stoker”

  1. Kristen Heyl

    Usually I would either not read books in this genre or put it way down on my TBR list but once I started reading “The Registry” you had me captivated. Thank You:)

  2. Lupdilup

    Oh! This a new-to-me series, and I really like the sound of it, thank for putting on my radar. Loved the interview 🙂 I got to look for book # 1.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      It’s odd, because the reviews aren’t that great, but I really, really like this series.

  3. Dalene K Rodman

    I have the first book on my kindle, I just have not read it yet, I am looking forward to reading it, I like the dystopian genre a lot. Thank you for the spotlight and giveaway.

  4. Jaclyn Canada

    Exactly! Reading should be fun. I love how we went to “I know a lot about serial killers” to “I collect Care Bears” – That is priceless right there! Great interview 😀

  5. Christy

    I’ve watched this trilogy since the first book came out, and now that the final one is here, I think I’ll start them. Is the chick on the cover supposed to be the MC, though? That chick looks at least 30+. Maybe it’s just the make-up and her expressions.

  6. Carmel @ Rabid Reads

    I find it interesting whenever an author says that their characters took on a life of their own, and ended up taking a story in a completely different direction. And, I love the idea of an evil Facebook; it’s not too far off from the truth IMO. Hehe Fun Q&A ladies!

  7. Denise Z

    Thank you for taking the time to share with us. I picked up The Registry and am looking forward to starting the journey and this upcoming release has me getting excited to get on board. 🙂

  8. Vannah Batista

    I read the first book in this series, THE REGISTRY, and REALLY enjoyed it! I own the second book but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. But with the final book already released, I think it’s high time I get back to this series!

    Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

    • Jennifer Bielman

      The second book is just as good!!! Things are getting complicated, that’s for sure.

  9. Dianne@ Tome Tender

    An evil Facebook? Sounds too true to be fiction! I think I’ve found another series I NEED to read! Thank you for this post, great interview! (I like how you took turns anticipating those last questions;) !


    I love Shannon Stoker. She is amazing and fun. Love this series too! Can’t wait to read #3

  11. Lisa Urbine

    Love this series! Read the first one and immediately got the second one. Can’t wait to read it too! Would love to win the newest addition. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  12. Jordan Matz

    Great interview, I can’t wait to finally real The Alliance. I just started reading the series a couple weeks ago and have been super excited to be able to start the final book once things get a little less hectic class-wise. Thanks for giving us all a chance at a giveaway!

    • Jennifer Bielman

      OMG, with how book 2 ended, I have been dying for this one. Good luck with classes.

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