Credit: KAREN NEAL/ABC Television Group © 2010 Disney Photo: Beckett Meets Nikki Heat at the Release Party of Heat Wave in Season 2, Episode 5, "When the Bough Breaks"
Naked Heat just keeps getting hotter. The second mystery novel by fictional author Richard Castle (played by Nathan Fillion on the ABC show and actually written by ... Someone Else) scored high on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists right after its release on September 28. And now Naked Heat is set to debut at No. 7 on the Sunday, October 17 New York Times Hardcover Fiction bestsellers list. Naked Heat is the sequel to Castle’s Heat Wave — which has more than 200,000 copies in print (after 10 printings) and spent 16 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list when published last fall. Both mystery novels feature Nikki Heat, a tough, sexy and professional detective based on NYPD Homicide Detective Kate Beckett (played by Stana Katic).

This is great news for ABC and probably salt in the wound for struggling fiction authors who don't have an awesome show to tie their novels to. Tough break!

Source: ABC press release