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Allegiance Cover Copy and Front Teaser

Allegiance is ready to go except for waiting on the language for the legal disclaimer in the front from MGM. So! I have the cover copy to share, and the teaser on the front page when you pick up the book!

The cover says:

Reeling from the shocking discovery of Rodney McKay's fate, Colonel Sheppard and his team retreat to Atlantis to regroup. With Rodney not only in the hands of the Wraith, but apparently working for them, Atlantis faces a new danger -- their own man turned against them.

While Zelenka and Colonel Carter work frantically to crack the security protocols McKay embedded in Atlantis' computer system, Ronon revisits his past and finds much is changing on Sateda. Meanwhile Queen Death prepares to make use of her most valuable prisoner; with Rodney unaware of his true identity, Atlantis' fate hangs in the balance....

And the teaser says:

“OH, NOT good,” Zelenka said, and followed it in Czech with what sounded like something heartfelt. “We have systems shutting down — internal sensors, power to the weapons chair — ”

“Get that thing shut down,” Lorne said.

“Yes, I am trying — ”

“What the hell is going on?” Sheppard said, tearing up the stairs into the control room, wearing sweatpants tucked into the tops of his boots and a flannel shirt he hadn’t bothered to tuck in at all.

“This is Rodney’s work,” Zelenka said. “His programs are shutting down our security systems, and I cannot stop it. I am afraid we are going to lose the iris.”

“Security teams to the gateroom,” Sheppard said into his radio.

“Sound a citywide alarm.” Salawi’s hands moved uncertainly over her keyboard, but it was only seconds before the alarm sounded. “Put me on citywide,” Sheppard said, and waited for Salawi’s quick nod before he went on. “This is Colonel Sheppard. Assume that as of now we are facing an attack by unknown hostiles who are trying to get through the Stargate. I want security teams on full alert — ”

Zelenka breathed a curse in Czech, all the more alarming because his tone was hushed rather than heated. “The iris is shutting down…”



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Nov. 12th, 2011 01:26 pm (UTC)
Sounds Awesome... as always. :D Thanks Jo for the teaser. :)
Nov. 12th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Having Rodney on the other side is a really, really humongous problem!
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Nov. 12th, 2011 06:49 pm (UTC)
About two weeks after the ebook release, because that's how long the physical printing and shipping usually takes. (A little longer for the shipping for you, since it's international.) So I would guess three weeks?
Nov. 12th, 2011 02:52 pm (UTC)
So excited! :)
Nov. 12th, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
It's really fun! I can't wait to be able to talk about it!
Nov. 12th, 2011 03:34 pm (UTC)
OKKKKKKKK...I want my copy, YESTERDAY.


Thanks for sharing.
Nov. 12th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you like it! I'm about to pop since I read it ages ago!
Nov. 12th, 2011 06:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Now I can't wait for the book any longer, that teaser was just way too good!

I also want to find out what happens to John and Teyla and of course if some invasion is going to come through the Stargate...
Nov. 12th, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC)
I love the teaser! That's such a wonderful and tense sequence. Though I do have to say that for one person it's the beginning of a very, very, very bad day!
Nov. 12th, 2011 07:20 pm (UTC)
I'd guess that bad day is going to be John's. Looks like he is in charge at the moment and things are already bad and its sounds like they could get worse at any moment...
Nov. 12th, 2011 09:28 pm (UTC)
Um, not his best day, but he wasn't the one I was thinking of who's about to have really terrible day....
Nov. 12th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
Guess it must be Zelenka's bad bad day as he loses control of atlantis's systems? Nothing worse than not being able to do anything about it except keep telling the boss there's something else you no longer have!!
BTw just a question - why refer to the gate shield as an iris? I know they have an iris on Earth, but they always referred to the 'shield' on Atlantis didn't they?
Nov. 13th, 2011 12:08 pm (UTC)
You know, I'm not sure about the iris/shield thing! I hadn't noticed that before and this is Melissa's section. I really don't know! I expect she had a reason, but you'd have to ask her.

Zelenka is certainly having a bad day, but fortunately (for him!) not the worst one!
Nov. 12th, 2011 10:37 pm (UTC)
Now I'm courious.
It is either going to be Rodney. Or possibly Zelenka.
Nov. 12th, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the teaser. Can't wait to get hold of the book! Is there any chance to see the cover, or has that not been revealed yet?
Nov. 12th, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC)
I do have the cover, but it's a pdf that's read only, so I'm still trying to figure out how to convert it into something I can post!
Nov. 12th, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC)
How about taking a screen capture of it? Could that work?
Nov. 13th, 2011 07:46 am (UTC)
Nov. 13th, 2011 12:08 pm (UTC)
Soon soon soon! :)
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