The first two chapters of Heat Rises are available here, on ABC’s website, for those of you that can’t wait for the actual book release. :) Don’t forget to pre-order the book if you haven’t, it will be released on September 20th.


If you haven’t heard already, season 4 will start on September 19th, 2011 at 10:00 PM/9:00 central on ABC. The first episode of season four is going to be titled “Rise.” Mark your calendars now! You’re not going to want to miss a moment!

Also, the DVD set of season 3 and the next book in the Nikki Heat series, Heat Rises, are to be released the following day, September 20th. You can pre-order both of those now, at


The third book in Richard Castle’s Nikki Heat series hits shelves (for real) in September, and EW has obtained a plot description from Hyperion, which has already published two New York Times best-sellers from the crime novelist Nathan Fillion plays on ABC’s Castle, Heat Wave and Naked Heat.

The bizarre murder of a parish priest at a New York bondage club is just the tip of an iceberg that leads Nikki Heat to a dark conspiracy that reaches all the way to the highest level of the NYPD. But when she gets too close to the truth, Nikki finds herself disgraced, stripped of her badge, and out on her own as a target for killers with nobody she can trust. Except maybe the one man in her life who’s not a cop. Reporter Jameson Rook.

In the midst of New York’s coldest winter in a hundred years, there’s one thing Nikki is determined to prove. Heat Rises.

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You can now pre-order the next Nikki Heat novel, titled Heat Rises, at The price for hardcover as of right now is $25.99. This will probably go down, as it nears the actual release date of the book. The book is set to be released on September 20th, 2011. Click here to pre-order your copy today!


CASTLE fans, I just got off the phone with series creator Andrew Marlowe and in addition to tons of Castle-Beckett gossip I know you’re dying to hear (and I promise I’ll share that soon), he spilled a little treat that I couldn’t hold in: the third NIKKI HEAT book will debut in the fall!

So what’s the scoop on the newest novel?

“[Castle] is writing a book and we’re going to touch on that by the end of the season,” Marlowe teased. “His new book is called HEAT RISES and Richard Castle is actually hard at work on that and [it] will be available in the fall at a [real] bookstore near you.”

Good to hear that the movie adaptation of HEAT WAVE hasn’t taken Castle’s focus off writing, right? Those books are chock full of winks to the audience, something Marlowe knows fans enjoy.

“It’s really fun for our loyal fans because they can see all the moments the [books have] drawn from cases,” he said. “Castle has been following Beckett around and he’s been using that material. The feedback I’ve gotten from fans,  is [the books] just delight them to say, ‘Oh, that’s from that episode! That’s when Castle saw Beckett do that!’ And we love them for [paying attention].”

Are you counting down the days until you can get your hands on HEAT RISES?

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