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Nikki Heat Books In Order

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Publication Order of Nikki Heat Books

Heat Wave (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Naked Heat (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heat Rises (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frozen Heat (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Heat (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Raging Heat (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Driving Heat (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Heat (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heat Storm (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crashing Heat (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

When I think of Nikki Heat Novels, I recall much of them from the experience of the television show “Castle” of which Richard Castle is the Writer who enjoys a ride along with Detective Kate Becket and her entire team. In this particular show, (which Nathan Fillion plays the character of Richard Castle) Richard Castle in the story writes a certain book concerning Detective Kate Becket and names her Nikki Heat. From my side of thinking in real world, I try to figure out how someone borrowed an idea from that show and thought “How about we write an actual book about Nikki Heat and make it look like Richard Castle wrote it in the exact manner he does in the show?” And then that creative person went on and made that dream come true since as we speak, there are already six finished books in the series of Nikki Heat supposedly written by Richard Castle. In the real sense, nobody knows exactly who writes these books but rumors has it that there are several series of these books that are actually written by Jessica Fletcher although there is no clarity in the claim. Nathan Fillion’s picture is normally used on the book cover claiming his is Richard Castle and he has even went further on signing some of these books in disguise of Richard Castle’s name! The show and the books have their similarities in that, they use the same characters but their names change. To strengthen that point; Jameson Rook represents Richard Castle, Kate Becket takes the name Nikki Heat, Raley takes the place of Detective Ryan, while Detective Esposito becomes Ochoa.

One of the joys of taking your vacation to Hawaii could turn out to be the free time one gains, maybe a perfect place where you can spend most of it on the Hawaii beach perusing through terrific novels by ghost authors who never even existed before! Which leave us with not much of a choice but to think how, if only Richard Castle was real, he would have taken territory among the elite mystery writers long ago.

In my case, I recently cleared reading the latest Novel of the second book “Naked Heat” and I can only confess that I really love it! Briefly,

Nikki Heat Novels:

Are set in the City of New York exactly as it was with the Castle and the title Character, “Nikki Heat” is based putting Kate Beckett, (Richard Castle’s partner) in mind!

Heat Wave is the first book of these series and it was published in the year two thousand and nine on twenty ninth September (29/9/2009). From that period it progressed on capturing the attention of many and within the fourth week, it attained a spot of number six on best seller’s list in the New York Times! Naked Heat followed in the same trend as the second book after its release in the year two thousand and ten, still in the month of September but in the twenty eighth day (28/10/2010). After its release, it appeared in the best seller’s list in the New York Times but at the position of seventh spot. The other books followed appearing in the New York Times but the third book (Heat Rises) broke the other book’s record by becoming the First spot’s position at October nine in the year two thousand and eleven (9/11/2011)!

Heat Wave (novel) 2009:

This first Novel of Richard Castle’s series is a story about the NYPD homicide detective, Nikki Heat and Jameson Rock, a popular journalist. ABC a company that produces TV series such as “Castle” entered into a contract deal with Hyperion Books and the firm was entitled the rights to publish this first novel in which Richard Castle is credited to have written it with the real author being a closely protected secret.

As the title of the Book suggests, the city was gripped by the character’s heat wave. This is mostly demonstrated by the heat attraction the involved characters have for each other and their surnames. The protagonist in the Castle, is Nikki Heat, the NYPD homicide detective who is tough and possesses a hot attractiveness, however she carries her duties without jokes especially when she’s on a case. This behavior makes her to outstand in her work which suggests why she’s the leader of a Homicide investigating team, “her team”. The Commissioner, who is her boss, strikes a deal with a report, Jameson Rook, to get involved with her in a research on an article he was writing and during this period, he became an irritating challenge since he utilized more of his mind to the research than heats! However, even though Nikki hated Jameson, there was a compelling force-like heat that drew her to that handsome, magnetic shadow at her life. She couldn’t resist the call of nature but she had a duty to her professional work, therefore she had to divide but carefully managing her attention on the complicated situation. All the action of the Nikki Heat series is directed on a city stricken by a killer heat wave, where Nikki had to investigate deeply into a real estate millionaire case, both he and his wife exposed into an attack but the wife survived the confrontation.

Naked Heat:

This book continues the story of the Heat Wave, where the tough, professional, and sexy Nikki Heat passionately carries the NYPD Homicide Detective’s story where justice is well described in her vocabulary as she leads the New York City’s leading homicide squad. Here the readers follow attentively on the story concerning the reporter and the detective leader of the Homicide as they trade innuendos and barbs while at the same time, keeping track record on a trail of assassinations. At this series, there is this time Nikki loathes the publicity she was exposed in by Jameson after he wrote about her exploits in the First Press Magazine. Her irritating case in this book is about the assassination of the New York Star Ledger gossip columnist of the highest profile known as Cassidy Towne. They again started working together after Jameson joins her as he was working on an article about the most hated columnist in the city of New York even though their relationship was at an edge due to the previous events. They immediately discovered about a bunch of guys who felt Cassidy destroyed them without regard in her column containing a grabbing sensational headline that was written “Buzz Rush”! In this group of people, was Cassidy’s murderer, the challenge was the killer’s eluding tactics and the possibility of guiltiness in all the Celebs concerned.

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2 Responses to “Nikki Heat”

  1. Dawn Horton: 12 months ago

    I love the books I get them from local library and I can’t put the book down they are that good

    • Kay: 8 months ago

      I have to agree 100% with you. I just read the first 3 and am now on my 4th. As I finish them I send them to my mother-in-law. She agrees with me and you that they are so good she doesn’t want to put them down. Enjoy them.


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