On February 18, 2022, independent author Jake Nickens published "The Lost Prairie BBQ," an urban fantasy and romance novel set in southern Louisiana and western Texas.
"On their two-year anniversary, Kat and Nick Murphy have a lot to celebrate," the synopsis reads.
"With former ballerina Kat on track to complete her Ph.D. and Nick on the verge of success in the boxing ring, both have reason to be excited. Unfortunately, the happy couple find themselves suddenly separated when they capture the attention of a malevolent entity in a gray suit."
Readers follow Kat Murphy as she "undergo[es] a dangerous odyssey," seeking answers "in a remote barbeque joint in the Chihuahuan Desert."
"The Lost Prairie BBQ" is the third novel in a loosely-connected series of books, and it is available for purchase on Amazon.
Julie Elise Landry edited the novel and served as a publishing and marketing consultant.
Teo Skaffa designed the cover art.