Carivel was born female, but she has been secretly living as a boy for years in her adoptive village of Draebard. The last thing she needs is to fall for not one, but two unattainable men-a dominating 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. Steamy and spellbinding, The Horse Mistress: Book 1 combines detailed world-building and a heartfelt romance between three noble, damaged people who have no one to turn to but each other. Author's note: This book contains descriptions of violence and graphic sex, including sex between men, sex with multiple partners (M/M/F), and elements of fully consensual BDSM within an established, loving relationship. Additionally, it deals with issues of gender identity and gender fluidity. It is intended for a mature audience.