A Spy To Die For

The next book in the Assassins series, A Spy To Die For, comes out this week! You’ll be able to find it in your favorite bookstore or in your favorite e-bookstore. I’ve linked to Amazon here for convenience.

The reviews have been marvelous.

“DeLake takes readers on a hair-raising and enjoyable journey with engaging characters and tight, smart plotting.”

Publishers Weekly

“Inventive and charmingly funny, DeLake’s second Assassins Guild adventure focuses on an endearing love story in the midst of an intergalactic exploit. … The emotional connection between the main characters is so heartfelt, and the witty repartee so engaging, that it’s easy to get wrapped up in their story.”

RT Book Reviews

“The story of a courageous hero and heroine facing imminent danger in a not-so-glamorous future is sure to appeal to readers who like a sensual romance novel with a fast-moving plot and lots of adventure.”


Here’s the cover copy–and the cover itself. I’ll post more on other DeLake ebooks later in the week. Until then, I hope you enjoy A Spy To Die For!


When Spy Meets Spy

Agent: Skylight
Profile: Seasoned Assassin Guild Super-Sleuth. Talented enough that she can write her own rules.
Budget: Unlimited.

Agent: Jack
Profile: Main investigator for the loosely federated Rover Assassins. Guided by a strict moral code, fierce loyalty, and a sense of duty.

More Than Sparks Will Fly

On opposite sides of a high-stakes game, lust lures two spies together in a passionate encounter. Little do they know that the heat of the moment would bind them, turning their worlds upside down. Hunted by deadly assassins, can the pair and their love withstand the onslaught?



Assassins in Love Available in March

Assassins in Love, the first book in the Assassins Guild series, will appear the first week in March. You can preorder from Amazon or Barnes & Noble–or get it in B&N’s brick-and-mortar stores when the book comes out. B&N took a huge first order, which is great. I’m sure your local independent bookstore will have it as well

The reviews so far have been tremendous. Publisher’s Weekly says:

DeLake (Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s newest pseudonym) takes readers on a fast ride with this passionate futuristic tale, the first in a series. Idiosyncratic entrepreneur Rikki Bastogne and straitlaced Mikael “Misha” Yurinovich Orlinski are both assassins in a distant future where killing for cause is often legal. Responsible practitioners join the highly regulated Assassins Guild, which Misha venerates and Rikki despises. Misha hires Rikki to do a job in the hopes of recruiting the indie killer, and when they meet while Rikki is disposing of the target’s body, their chemistry is immediate and explosive. At first Rikki is unaware of Misha’s true identity, and when she learns it, she is shaken to the core: for years, Rikki has believed that Misha helped his mother kill Rikki’s father in cold blood. How he proves her wrong—and how the two eventually learn to work together to combat a threat which could destroy them both—makes for a compelling, hot, and believable tale. 

And RT Book Reviews gave it 4.5 stars, with this review:

Set in a universe where murder can be legal, this is an exciting adventure with a hot romance between two fascinating characters. Their profession and the fact that no apologies are made for it make for an intriguing story. One hopes there will be a second story featuring the heroine’s friend.

And yes, there will be a second story featuring the heroine’s friend.  Watch this site for more news on that.

Kris DeLake will be signing copies of Assassins In Love at North by Northwest Books in Lincoln City, Oregon, on March 3rd. So if you’re in the neighborhood, drop on by.