Bride of the Centaur by Clea Kinderton
Approx. 15,230 words.
Published on January 13, 2013.
To honor their ancient treaty with the centaurs, the village has given Fiedrah, a virgin in her eighteenth summer, as a tribute bride to Anult, their greatest warrior. Although terrified of their wild and brutal ways, Fiedrah soon discovers that there is much beauty in their way of life and that being forced to bear the children of a creature who is half man and half beast carries its own rewards.