Descent Cover Revealed and Hall of Heroes Wrap-up

Kylie Betzner and S.M. Wright at Con booth.
Kylie Betzner and I sit at our Hall of Heroes Comic Con booth on Sept. 5. The convention was a two-day event.

It was a great weekend at the Hall of Heroes Comic Con in Elkhart, IN! Fellow author Kylie Betzner and I had a fabulous time and met so many great people, including con goers and fellow vendors.

While we had one heckler who was quite adamant that we know there was no difference between sci-fi and fantasy, most people enjoyed the free book raffle in good humor, even those who love both genres and were forced to choose. After the con, we tallied the votes, and it was super close! Sci-fi ended up winning by just four votes. Since the tally was so tight, Kylie and I decided we would draw winners from both genres’ buckets rather than just the winning one.

Both Kylie and I are hoping to do more conventions in the future, particularly in the Midwest. If you have any recommendations, send them to

Descent Cover And Pre-order

Descent cover featuring Sotiris, Katya, and a distant Mina.

Another major event last week was the cover reveal and the launch of e-book pre-orders for Descent, It was first announced in my author newsletter. If you haven’t signed up yet, be sure to do so! It’s the best way to learn the latest news. When you sign up, you also receive a free digital novella, The Promise, which is a prequel to Heritage Lost; however, you don’t have to read it first. Click here to go to the StoryOrigin landing page. StoryOrigin will allow you to pick the file that best suits your e-reader of choice.

The wonderful Miss Chibi Artist returned to complete Descent‘s cover, which features Sotiris, who’s able to stand on this own, Katya, and a rather distant Mina. In the background, Mramor, Katya’s original homeworld, looms.

The e-book is available now on Amazon for pre-order, and the official release will be Dec. 29, 2021! It’s summary can be found below:

Torn between past and present, some allegiances die hard

Plasovern leader Hedda Strom has fulfilled her promise for Sotiris, almost to a miraculous level silencing his genetic mutation. With this achievement, it now falls on former Magistrate captain Katya Cassius to pay the price, as Strom tolerates no freeloaders. However, the cost may be steeper than she’s willing to pay, requiring her to entirely turn against former comrades and her adoptive family in a campaign to destabilize the Magistrate.

While Katya struggles with her former loyalties, Mina has embraced Plasovern’s cause, threatening to tear their relationship asunder. Building tension within Plasovern and Mina’s push to join one of its cells forces Katya to pursue alternative routes to Strom—even risking her wrath. 

As the Magistrate’s fringe space spirals into chaos and Sotiris’s medical needs limit options, Katya’s only recourse may be a return to her original homeworld, a place she fears for the truth it may hold.

Heritage Lost On Sale Through Sept. 7

Also, in honor of comic con and the reveal of Descent‘s cover, Heritage Lost will be on sale now through Sept, 7 for only 99 cents. E-book fans should snag a copy in advance of Descent‘s release!

Heritage Lost cover

Heritage Lost

At thirty-four, Captain Katya Cassius knew she faced the twilight of her military career as a Magistrate officer on board The Maelstrom. She just hadn’t imagined she’d be shoving it down a trash compactor and launching it into space. But no good deed ever goes unpunished . . .

One simple rescue mission. That’s all it takes to land Katya and her two-person crew in the midst of a cover-up with the discovery of the Magistrate warship Aletheia‘s slaughtered crew — save for one survivor, an Oneiroi toddler. Despite the species’ reputation as the Magistrate’s mind-destroying enforcers, Katya rescues him. This act of mercy only ends with her own comrades in arms turning their weapons on her ship.

Caught between former comrades in arms and a terrorist organization, the lurking danger buried in the boy’s genetic code might prove deadlier than both combined. An adopted child herself, Katya refuses to abandon or airlock the toddler, even as he reshapes her mind and uncovers her forgotten childhood.


Published by smwright

Sarah Wright is the author of The Heritage Lost Series and several other works of speculative fiction. Professionally, she works as a staff writer and editor at a newspaper/magazine company. She enjoys interweaving her love of history into her writing, even in the most fantastic settings.

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