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The Kensei Series
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Jamie Hattori fights crime under the name Kensei. With her family’s sword and the power to speak to the spirits of places and things, she tries to balance keeping her neighborhood safe while still maintaining her grades in high school. Life becomes difficult when multiple gods take an interest in her, and soon she’s fighting to survive the scheming of these powerful beings. All while trying to keep her girlfriend from getting hurt.

“Jeremy Zimmerman has created a unique combination coming-of-age / super-hero story in which the protagonist wrestles with her sexual identity as much as she wrestles with the city’s villains. Readers will love Kensei’s impressive ninja skills, but will root for her because of her humor and her heart.”
Danika Dinsmore, author of Fairy Tales of the White Forest
“There is always room for another kick-butt female hero, and Zimmerman delivers a double-punch with Jamie and her superhero identity, Kensei. Battling next to – and against – spirits, gods, lions and the awkwardness of high school, Jamie is a young lady with courage, spirit and staying power. A can’t miss read.”
Caren Gussoff, author of Homecoming and The Wave and Other Stories
“Kensei is fast paced, engaging, and full of likable characters. A wonderful mix of superheroes and mythology. Watching Jamie Hattori navigate high school, dating, and supervillainy is just plain fun.”
Lane Robins, author of Maledicte
“What an exciting, action-filled blast! Full of superheroes, villains, laughs, and mystery, this page-turner will charm and entertain while you cheer for the heroine to solve the crime and save her city from evil.”
Ann Charles, author of the Deadwood Mysteries
“Jeremy Zimmerman’s Kensei is all you can ask from a superhero story and more-great fight scenes, treacherous villains, vampire owls, clever quips, family drama, and even young love.”
– Author Jamie Lackey

Here are all the stories in order!

Want to see more of the characters from Kensei? 

From Jeremy Zimmerman:

  • The Devil, You Say: The legacy of Devil Cat and Imp have left their mark on Jamie’s life. This book collects three stories about these pulp heroes.
  • Snowflake War Journal: Gato Loco and Snowflake will appear in Kensei 3.

From Dawn Vogel:

  • Sparx and Arrows: Features Huntsman and Kara Sparx, including the two women who have worn the mantle of Hunstman.

From Nathan Crowder:

  • The Protectorate Series: Chanson Noir and Cobalt City Blues are the original appearance of the superhero team, the Protectorate. It starts the world that Kensei plays in. Kensei fans will be able to read more about Huntsman, Libertine, Stardust, Louis Malenfant, Wild Cat, Velvet, Gato Loco, Snowflake, and Doctor Shadow.
  • The de la Vega Mysteries: Greetings from Buena Rosa and Ride Like the Devil.

Crossing the Streams

Non-human romance. Tarot-powered difference engines. The bureaucracy of the gate to Hell. These and more appear in this anthology of strange stories by Jeremy Zimmerman. This anthology collects five genre-bending tales from fantasy to steampunk to cyberpunk.

“I won’t spoil the ending, but I will offer that the imagery in this tale is so wonderful that the settings sometimes transported me away from the main character’s conflict. The scenes in this story, like Impressionist art, consist of ordinary subjects displayed in mesmerizingly vacillating light. Whereas I usually care most about plot and about character development, these descriptions were so robust that I would gladly read additional pages of Zimmerman’s work just to reimmerse myself in his language.”

– KJ Hannah Greenberg, Tangent, regarding “A Crazy Kind of Love”

“Unchained Melody is a sharp, beautiful blow to the heart. Zimmerman wrote a heroine who is recognizable; a woman who is defining herself, on her terms.”

Lillian Cohen-Moore, author of “The Imperial Companion” and “Hatavat Chalom”

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