The Savage Lover Trilogy by Juliet Baranne
Approx. 3,480 words.
Published on April 1, 2013 by
The Great Queen was served by her legions of Beast Men. They took captive the daughters of men to breed more of their kind - killers. The young were taken from the mothers lest they strangle the misformed newborn.
Thus it was in the days of the Dark Empire.