**Book One of the 2016 Rainbow Award winning poly romance series**
Carivel's secret could save her people. It will also destroy her life.
She was born female, but she has been secretly living as a boy for years in her adoptive village of Draebard, doing a job the elders insist can only be done by a male. The last thing she needs is to fall for not one, but two unattainable men—a fierce warrior and a reluctant wolf-shifter with a horrific past. Now, the Alyrion Empire is poised to invade, and Carivel must choose whether to keep her secret or reveal it—not only to the men she loves, but also to the powerful female ruler whose army could help protect Draebard during the coming war.
Perfect for open-minded fans of ménage and reverse harem romance, The Horse Mistress: Book 1 by USA Today bestselling author R. A. Steffan combines detailed world-building, and a heartfelt romance between three noble, damaged people who have no one to turn to but each other.
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Publisher: Independently Published
Pairings: MM, MMF, 4+ or Other
Heat Level: 4
Romantic Content: 3
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Genderqueer, Intersex, Non Binary, Polyamorous
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 3 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Alpha Character, Coming Out / Closeted, First Time, Forbidden Love, Hurt / Comfort, Love Can Heal / Redemption, Menage, Passing as Straight
Word Count: 52000
Setting: Eburos (fictional Bronze Age island)
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters