N,N-diethylnicotinamide-acetylsalicylato complexes of Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), and Zn(II) were synthesized and investigated by elemental analysis, magnetic susceptibility, solid state UV-Vis, direct injection probe mass spectra, FTIR spectra and thermoanalytic TG-DTG methods. The complexes contain two waters, two acetylsalicylate (asa) and two N,N-diethylnicotinamide (dena) ligands per formula unit. The acetylsalicylate and N,N-diethylnicotinamide are monodentate through acidic oxygen and nitrogen of pyridine ring. Decomposition of each complex starts with dehydration then decomposition of N,N-diethylnicotinamide and acetylsalicylate, respectively. The thermal dehydration of the complexes takes place in one or two steps. The decomposition mechanism and thermal stability of the investigated complexes are interpreted in terms of their structures. The final decomposition products are found to be metal oxides.