RICHARD CASTLE’S LATEST, HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED THRILLER IN
THE NIKKI HEAT SERIES — DEADLY HEAT — RELEASES SEPTEMBER 17
Bestselling Book Series Steadily Grows to More Than 2.3 Million Copies
And is Now Available in 14 Languages
Tune in to the ABC’s “Castle” Season 6 Premiere on September 23
Inspired by author Richard Castle’s research with NYPD Homicide Detective Kate Beckett, his love interest and muse, the next installment of the Nikki Heat series is soon to be released. Last fall’s bestselling mystery, Frozen Heat, left fans wanting more as the tough and sexy New York City Police Detective Nikki Heat began to unravel the clues surrounding her mother’s cold case, which has always haunted her. Picking up where Frozen Heat left off, DEADLY HEAT ($26.99 hardcover) has Nikki on the hunt for the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered the execution of her mother more than a decade ago. Nikki will stop at nothing and is determined to find justice for her mother.
For the search, Nikki once again teams up with her ruggedly-handsome romantic partner, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Jameson Rook. Their quest for the truth about Nikki’s mother’s murder takes a surprising turn when the duo unearth an alarming terror plot — which is anything but ancient history. It is lethal. It is now. And it has already entered its countdown phase.
Meanwhile, further complicating Nikki’s mission to bring the rogue spy to justice and thwart the looming terror event, a serial killer begins menacing the Twentieth Precinct, and Nikki’s homicide squad is under pressure to stop him. This diabolical murderer, who is known for his chilling stealth, not only singles out Nikki as the exclusive recipient of his taunting messages, but he boldly names her as his next victim.
Picking up where Frozen Heat left off, top NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat pursues the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered the execution of her mother over a decade ago. For the hunt, Nikki teams once again with her romantic partner, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Jameson Rook, and their quest for the old spy and the motive behind the past murder unearths an alarming terror plot-which is anything but ancient history. It is lethal. It is now. And it has already entered its countdown phase.
Complicating Heat’s mission to bring the rogue spy to justice and thwart the looming terror event, a serial killer begins menacing the Twentieth Precinct and her homicide squad is under pressure to stop him, and soon. The frightening murderer, known for his chilling stealth, not only has singled out Nikki as the exclusive recipient of his taunting messages, he then boldly names his next victim: Detective Heat.
The complete DVD set of season five of Castle, as well as the next Nikki Heat novel “Deadly Heat” by Richard Castle are both available to pre-order on Amazon.com. The DVD set does not have a release date yet, but Deadly Heat is to be released on September 17th, 2013. I imagine that the DVD set will be released on the same day, as season four was last year, with Frozen Heat. The book is hardcover at 240 pages and the price is $26.99 right now, but with the pre-order price guarantee, if it changes in price before it is released, you may get it at a lower price. The DVD set is $41.39 currently, but as with the book, you have the pre-order price guarantee. If you choose to pre-order now, you will not be charged, until your item(s) have shipped. Click the links below, to pre-order your copy of season five on DVD and the new book, Deadly Heat!
Marvel Entertainment and ABC Studios are proud to announce Castle: A Calm Before A Storm, an all-new comic book limited series by the popular “Castle” television series.The first issue of this five issue series, based the titular novel from noted author Richard Castle, hits comic shops, the Marvel Comics app and the Marvel Web Store on December 5th,, 2012. Following issues will ship monthly through April 2013. Castle: A Calm Before A Storm is written by New York Times best-selling author Peter David (Stephen King’s Dark Tower, X-Factor), penciled by popular artist Robert Atkins (Amazing Spider-Man) and features powerful covers by Mico Suayan (Moon Knight).
Derrick Storm is looking forward to finally getting out of the game – stocking up his cabin cruiser and heading out into the open Atlantic for good. But his plans are put on hold when, on the eve of a UN summit, the severed head of a Russian diplomat is found bobbing in the backwaters of the Hudson. Storm’s CIA handler Clara Strike, enlists him to crack a plot of global proportions, pitting the uncanny PI against a legion of eastern bloc mercenaries, and an ex-KGB hit-man known simply as “The Fear.”
“The continued success by Marvel with these graphic fiction adaptations of my work is incredible. I’m thrilled to welcome Peter, Robert and Mico to the family,” said Richard Castle. “Derrick Storm is one of my favorite creations and it’s great to have such an excellent creative team join us with this new comic series,”
This is the third “Castle” graphic fiction adaptation to be released through a collaborative effort between Marvel, ABC Studios and the producers of “Castle.” In 2011, Castle: Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm dominated sales charts and garner worldwide acclaim. And on October 15th, 2012, Castle: Richard Castle’s Storm Season will be released on sale in comic shops, the Marvel Comics app, Marvel Web Store, iBookstore, Nook Bookstore and everywhere books are sold
“The partnership with Marvel has been a dream,” said Andrew W. Marlowe, “Castle” creator/executive producer. ‘Their extraordinary creative vision has given our audience a new and exciting way to enjoy Richard Castle’s work.”
“With the newest adaptation of the Derrick Storm novels it’s safe to say that Richard Castle’s work is a hit with comic book fans around the world!” said Axel Alonso, Marvel Entertainment Editor in Chief. “Castle: A Calm Before The Storm follows in the tradition of our ‘Castle’ projects full of great characters, international intrigue and packs every page with lots of action!”
CASTLE: A CALM BEFORE THE STORM #1
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by ROBERT ATKINS
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
13 & Up …$3.99
ON SALE DECEMBER 5, 2012
“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.
“Castle” is produced by ABC Studios. Andrew Marlowe is the show’s creator/executive producer, along with executive producers Rob Bowman, David Amann, Laurie Zaks and Armyan Bernstein.
ABC has posted the first two chapters of Richard Castle’s latest Derrick Storm book, A Brewing Storm, on the official Castle website. Read the excerpts below and then follow the links to read the full chapters and/or purchase the digital book!
Silver Creek, Montana
He could feel it coming long before he heard it, descending like a sudden chill that swept through his bones, causing every muscle to tighten. It was a primal response, sharpened by years of experience. This, he thought, must be how dogs feel in those quiet moments before the earthquake hits, when they alone know the devastation of what’s coming. When they alone know that everything is about to change.
A black stretch limousine was idling near the tarmac at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland when the air force C-21A Learjet carrying Derrick Storm landed. Now clean-shaven, dressed in a tailored Caraceni suit and black Testoni shoes, Storm walked directly from the jet to the car’s rear passenger door. An officer from the Central Intelligence Agency’s internal police force, called the Security Protective Service (SPS), opened the door for him.
ABC has posted the first chapter of the next Nikki Heat novel, Frozen Heat, at the official Castle website. Read the excerpt below and then follow the links to read the entire chapter and/or pre-order the book if you haven’t!
“Oh, yeah, that’s it, Rook,” said Nikki Heat. “That’s what I want. Just like that.” A trickle of sweat rolled down his neck to his heaving chest. He groaned and bit down on his tongue. “Don’t stop yet. Keep it going. Yes.” She hovered over him, lowering her face just inches from his so she could whisper. “Yes. Work it just like that. Nice, easy rhythm. That’s it. How does it feel?” Jameson Rook stared into her eyes intently just before he pinched his into a squint and moaned. Then his muscles went slack and he dropped his head backward. Nikki frowned and brought herself upright. “You can’t do that to me. I cannot believe you’re stopping.”
On Sale September 11, 2012
Hyperion today announced plans to publish three original eBook novellas by renown mystery writer Richard Castle, marking a return to his internationally bestselling and award-winning Derrick Storm series. The first eBook, titled A Brewing Storm, will be published in May 2012 and will bring the former CIA operative out of retirement. The as-yet-untitled second and third Derrick Storm eBooks are scheduled for release in July and August respectively.
Castle, whose eponymous hit television show CASTLE airs on ABC Monday nights at 10 PM, is also the author most recently of the bestselling Nikki Heat novels, based on his ride-alongs with NYPD Detective Kate Beckett with whom he solves crimes and trades barbs. The latest thriller, Heat Rises, debuted at #1 on The New York Times hardcover fiction bestsellers list in October 2011.
Mr. Castle said of the eBook deal, “While consulting with the NYPD on a recent case, I was inspired to re-examine the circumstances around the death of my beloved character Derrick Storm. It turns out, there was much more to the story than met the eye. I’m excited to be working with Hyperion to bring Derrick Storm fans a brand new adventure of mystery, action and intrigue.”
The announcement of the new eBooks was made by Ellen Archer, President and Publisher of Hyperion. Of the deal, Archer said, “Acquiring new stories in Richard Castle‘s Derrick Storm series is a proud moment for all of us at Hyperion. We are honored to partner with Mr. Castle in bringing his popular character Derrick Storm back to life, and introducing him to a new digital audience.”
Gretchen Young, VP Editorial Director for ABC Synergy, negotiated the deal. Young is Richard Castle‘s longtime editor of the Nikki Heat series. Hyperion retains World and eBook rights.
CASTLE premiered on ABC in March of 2009, featuring bestselling mystery novelist Richard Castle. In that debut season, the charming and charismatic Castle, (portrayed by actor Nathan Fillion) was paired for research ride-alongs with NYPD Detective Kate Beckett (portrayed by actress Stana Katic), and with her found the inspiration for his fictional detective Nikki Heat, the intriguing main character of his next series. During the second season, Castle opted for a three-book deal to continue the Nikki Heat series over an offer to write three books in a not-to-be-named internationally bestselling spy series. The third season ended with a cliffhanger, which is reflected in Heat Rises. One thing is for sure – the smoldering chemistry between Beckett and Castle continues to sizzle in the precinct throughout the fourth season. Richard Castle currently lives in Manhattan with his daughter and mother, both of whom infuse his life with humor and inspiration. Follow Richard Castle via Twitter at www.twitter.com/WriteRCastle.
Hyperion, founded in 1991, publishes general-interest fiction and nonfiction hardcover, trade, and mass-market paperback books for adults, and includes the Voice and Hyperion eBook and Audio imprints. Hyperion is the adult trade book publishing unit of the Disney/ABC-Television Group, which is part of The Walt Disney Company. For further information, please visit www.hyperionbooks.com and follow at www.twitter.com/hyperionvoice.
The fourth Nikki Heat book will be titled “Frozen Heat” and will be released on September 25, 2012. There’s no artwork or synopsis yet, but the name itself already sounds interesting! You can pre-order it here on Amazon.
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.
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?