Two Hunted Men and One Ancient Curse

In The Lost & Forgotten, my two were-tigers are men who are friends, lovers and part of a curse. They will die, as will the rest of their breed, if they don’t find their true mate. What they don’t know is the curse placed upon them has more than one twist and could mean the end of their kind as they know it. Unless…

I love this piece so in honor – a full first chapter for your reading pleasure. 


Chapter One

     Lucan Morgan bent slowly and as the breath of her luscious scent filled his nostrils awakening the ugly beast within, he grimaced. As his carnal teeth erupted brutally from the ragged hunger dragging his soul into the very depths of hell, he shivered. The treacherous need forced a single crimson drop to trickle from the heat of his mouth and down onto the crisp white linen. “Aaarrrgggghhh…” The cry a strangled mixture of longing and need, he eased back and forced the savagery to recede. The violent shaking of the change remained and he closed his eyes wishing for something he would never be again.

“She is?”

“Aye.” Lucan nodded and hissed, the low timbre of his voice dangerously sullen. The visions of the stunning woman were correct. Katerina.

Katerina whimpered and bit her lip as her fingertips brushed down and across her nipple making it erect and rock hard instantly like a perfectly cut pink diamond, sparkling in the moonlight. Her deft little fingers slid down further past her taut stomach under the sheet hiding their view. She moaned as her hand moved up and down, pleasuring herself through the last vestiges of the sultry night. They could smell her luscious scent as her pussy became soaked from her self-pleasuring movements.

And Lucan wanted to ravage her entire body in a feast meant for a King.

Or the King’s beast.

     “Mmmm…I grow hungry for her.” Gage flicked his sun kissed hair over his shoulder and turned an icy stare toward Lucan. “Why are we waiting?”

“You have no patience, my love.”

Gage Trevillian growled and pressed the back of his shaking hand over his sharp canines. “It’s been far too long.”

Indeed they had waited and hungered and she was their prize.

The slice of moonlight illuminated her sleeping form and both hovered over her, watching. Wanting. She was barely covered by the thin sheet that highlighted her magnificent feminine form as she slept, her breathing relaxed. She was also completely unaware of the haunted presence or the extreme danger she was in. Empowered by the long hibernation and their keening scent, they could sense the burning desire racing through her body, tormenting her every waking moment. Desperately hungry, both yearned for her tender flesh and her tortured soul. They’d searched for her for a very long time, in their minds a lifetime. Finding her, taming her, claiming her as their mate had become the single quest allowed to them. She was well worth the exhausting days, the long horror filled nights. The luscious woman was their only hope. It was a shame they were both very, very dead.

In truth, they were the lost and forgotten.

Lucan gazed down, admiring Katerina’s lovely features as she murmured, her body bucking slowly, willing the pleasure to continue. He had seen her luscious form and sparkling smile in his dreams for a full year before allowing himself the mere thought of taking her. Finding her had almost finished what Vexar had started. They’d watched her for months and he knew she fought being aware of them. He had not been prepared for the battle that had ensued or the loss he felt deeply in his loins. His heart ceased to exist long ago. Somehow he knew better than it was going to be that easy. Glancing at Gage, he understood all the raging emotions that his lover felt. They were both anxious and curious. Ravenous.

And Lucan knew exactly what his body craved. There would be no denying what was destined.

“Oh Lucan, she is amazing and so very sensuous. Perfect.”

“Such a shame we can only experience her in a dream state.” His voice filled
with contempt, Lucan cursed as he closed his eyes, remembering the days he was a young man, able to love and experience all that life had to offer and he felt the rage building to the point he feared losing all control. God, there were so many lies. Katerina Randolph was the only woman that either were-tiger could be with. She’d been destined to belong to the clan since her birth. There were so many reasons why and most he had only learned after reading the sacred scrolls of his people, of his clan. And then the sacred book had been taken from his people. There were times the Fade forced the quiet memories of his previous life out of his mind, but he remembered the words he had been required to study when taking on his position. The telling was enough, the signs hinted but to find her was another thing altogether. Their quest had been rivaled and controlled. They were mere puppets to a realm that few understood in the day where their kind was forced into the shadows. She was also going to end their curse and assume her rightful place. Only if she agreed.

“That will do you no good. If the passages you spoke of are true, you can’t deny what Katerina is and what she will be. Vexar is truly evil.”

“Vexar could be our King for all eternity. I hesitate to believe in his generosity.”

“Generosity? Lucan, I understand your concern and the terror that has nearly stolen you away from me but you must push all those thoughts aside. You have given us no choice!”

“I have? What…“

“Yes, you have to try and remember why we must do this. Why we both want to do this. We have to believe. What else is there but death?”

Lucan snarled and clenched his fist. Want? Had the ancients been wrong? Were they simply torturing him as the others in his clan had? He had lost so much in the fight for his people. He certainly didn’t feel like a great protector for he’d failed to keep them safe from Vexar. Letting his guard down had allowed the subterfuge. He was truly cursed but not by Vexar. Tasked with finding the book, the search had collided in their previous home but the others were still watching. “Perhaps I cannot deny what she appears to be but seeing her lying here, our supposed salvation does little good if we can’t touch her, if we can’t fully mate with her.”

“You know damn good and well what we must do. I don’t understand your hesitation. Stop this now! Your ferocious behavior will never help what karma has started. Katerina will eventually sense that you don’t care.” His whisper ragged, Gage slanted his eyes and glared at Lucan.

“Don’t care?” Gage was right. There was no doubt her sensory perception would pick up their feelings, at least eventually. He couldn’t afford to care for her as he did. Katerina could never truly belong to him. “Perhaps.”

Gage arched his spine as the ripple of his muscles raked down the length of his back catching each flicker of his bones. The stance growing feral, he purred and drew closer to her, wanting. Stalking. His look ferocious yet playful as usual, he hovered over the bed, lowering his head to send a cascading shower of breath dancing across Katerina’s skin. “I’ll choose to believe.”

Lucan looked away. What if they were wrong? What if their ancestors had only told a story? What if all the years he was sworn to secrecy was simple blasphemy?

Katerina shivered in her sleep and kicked at the confining sheets, pressing them completely down past the softness of her thighs. A slight whimper escaped her lips as her hand fluttered across her breasts and down to brush across her quivering legs. Goosebumps danced like tiny glistening beads over the heat of her skin as perspiration flecked over her top lip.

Lucan breathed in the scent of her, sultry and filled with a musk of her desire. He watched with his need to feast on her sizzling through his entire body. Gage was the romantic, believing that not only their love would survive their damning state, but also that the woman would restore their very lives, perhaps their souls.

Too bad Lucan knew that there was much more to the curse than finding the woman. The damning knowledge was something he kept from Gage for reasons that chilled him daily.

Gage turned and smiled as the shimmer of his beast visualized, the moonlight casting a long shadow of his true self along the back wall.

Lucan hissed and turned away. Half man and half Were, they both lived in a state of flux, unable to live among the humans. Feared by all that knew of their kind, he and Gage were ostracized and alone. Even their kind had grown terrified of what was happening to members of their clan. The curse was more than anyone could ever imagine. While Vexar was to blame for the creation, the others were strong and had fought bravely. No one knew any longer who was truly to believe. Some said their creator was playing a game as it came close to the time of passing. Yet the clan and the others had been fractionalized and as the time of passing drew close, either both sides would perish or thrive. There was no in between. The weight of his responsibility was killing him.

Gage lowered his head and blew another long breath across Katerina’s creamy skin. “So beautiful my love and so perfect.” He crawled onto the bed slowly and watched her whimper as she dreamed, as she felt his presence deep in her soul.

Lucan knew what he was thinking easily enough as the lure of her salvation burned deep within the creature that longed to be human again. Gage would be with her first and while Lucan longed to taste her and take her as man and woman, he was forbidden. Lucan feared the blinding rage that had consumed him and he knew in his blackened soul he was lost to the need. He could also harm her easily enough.

“Stop thinking that way. This is what we must do and you know it as well as I do.” He turned his head and nodded, willing Lucan to join him. “Besides, she will feel only the rapture we give her.”

“Katerina will only remember a fantasy.”

“And one she’ll enjoy and crave again, one she will seek out. Come and taste her with me, brother. Join me in the beginning of our destiny.” His eyes flashed the golden hue of his beast as he lowered his head, turning his face to blaze a long sensuous trail down her sleeping form. Only his eyes betrayed the beast living inside. Completely in his human form, he issued a single growl. Pressing his mouth over hers, his tongue darted past her lips and inside the wet moist heat, tasting. He eased back and gazed down, his expression carnal.

Katerina moaned and shifted as her eyes fluttered open, yet not seeing. Kicking the covers down further, she moved her head from side to side.

“Beautiful and so tasty,” Gage breathed, inhaling deeply.

Lucan edged toward the bed, removing the silk shirt clinging to his body from the humidity blanketing her room. The summer breeze wafted through the open windows allowing in the subtle sounds of crickets and the low hum of frogs, chirping into the moonlight. He licked his lips as his look of hunger settled on her breasts and the rosy pink nipples that somehow begged to be plucked. “You must not turn.”

Gage snarled as he drew his shirt from his shoulders and eased off the bed. His eyes slanted into a dark glare as he removed his tight pants, tossing the unwanted material aside. “As if I have the ability to chose any longer.”

“If you turn, you will kill her as you haven’t learned control.”

“And you are to blame for that.” As the electric current of his hunger shimmered around him in a golden halo, he pressed his fingers down with a gentle caress, finally cupping her breast. “Sweet Jesus.” Obviously startled, he jerked his hand away. “I can feel her. I…God…how long has it been?”

Of course you can, the lure of the past, the lure of the hunger. Lucan fought the roar building like a frantic vexation inside and closed his eyes. His cock throbbed for the woman and for his lover, yet his blinding anger threatened all of them. “Yes and we’ll linger with her. A breath of our presence will remain as she awakens, Gage. Her body will ache as it changes.”  But her fear could consume her. He hated the ugly thought as there was no turning back now.

“It’s not our intent to change her.”

“You know as well as I do it’s inevitable.”

“I would prefer becoming human again.”

The dream remained within Gage and haunted him every night. There were moments Lucan regretted allowing his lover to succumb to the wretched hunger that had burned within him. Yet Gage was a part of them and had been eager to be transformed. Gage had been lured by the call naturally as he’d been told and Lucan had become his protector, his friend and finally his lover. A moment of glory showering on his people. Unfortunately that had been before taking a tumble with a mad man. Now, there was little either could do without her help, without her love and without her very essence of life. There were so many secrets and so many lies and still his clan remained their enemy. Keeping the pact was slowly destroying him. As he pushed the soft linen pants past his chiseled hips, he watched Gage tasting Katerina for the first time.

Gage moaned as he slid his tongue across her nipple before easing his body between her legs. He swallowed hard as his entire body shivered. “Lucan, just to be able to feel the softness of her sweet skin under my fingertips is almost too much to bear. How I missed so much these last years. I’ve craved being able to simply touch a woman, to feel her hair brushing against my face and this is amazing.”

“Yes.” There was no doubt how exquisite she would feel to both of them. “We must hurry. It’ll be daybreak soon.” Lucan raised his arm, allowing the sheer bit of magic he had left sprinkle down across her body. She would remain in a state of enchantment but as the intended mate, the crystals would only last but so long. Daybreak was a cover for them but he suspected she would more easily be able to feel them in the daylight. It was something they couldn’t risk. Vexar was forever watching and waiting for them to fail, for him to fail.

And when you do, you shall belong to me and I’ll eat your precious lover as a snack. Just remember that, Lucan. You’re mine. If I take her first, then you’ll forever be lost.  Lucan bit back bile as Vexar’s words raced through his mind. There was no way he would succumb and Vexar had no way of knowing the truth. The secret would remain until the time was right.

Katerina tilted her head back into the soft cotton pillow as her hands flitted over her head. “Mmmm…”

Gage grazed his tongue around her nipple in lazy circles, nipping the tender points as she shivered under his massive frame. Cupping her breast, he kneaded and caressed gently as if she would vanish from their grasp.

Yet Lucan could sense the strain as the tiger purred within. He inched toward the bed watching every move as the dance of lust and the mating began in earnest.

Gage moved to her other breast, concentrating on savoring the flavor of her skin as his legs pressed hers further apart exposing the perfect patch of trimmed pubic hair framing her pussy.

Lucan brushed his fingertips down across Gage’s spine, relishing in the ripples as the tiger begged for release from his darkened confines. As he leaned over he pressed a single lick across his shoulder, he shuddered as his passion flared. “You taste very sweet tonight.” He eased his hand down to cup Gage’s balls, squeezing with enough pressure he moaned and squirmed at his rough touch. “You feel so damn good.” As he slid his fingers up and down Gage’s throbbing shaft, Lucan realized how much he wanted to taste his lover. He caressed and teased Gage’s cock, tracing lines up and down the length of the man’s shaft until his own erection throbbed with need. “I want you in my mouth.”

“Then come and take me.”

“You’re enjoying.” Lucan continued squeezing and stroking Gage’s cock, his movements growing more desperate. Famished. He eased his finger over the blood-engorged tip drinking in the first drop of sweet cum the trickled from the sensitive slit. Gathering the pearl bead, he placed it into his mouth, delighting in the tangy flavor. It had indeed been too long

“Oooohhhh…Jesus Lucan, don’t tempt me, join us. Take your fill of our luscious creature. And then you can fuck me as we used to. The magic is working. I feel the touch of you as I feel her. It’s incredible,” Gage growled and slid his tongue down from the curve of her breasts to her taut stomach. Every move sensuous, calculating, he kissed her tenderly as he eased further down the bed. Katerina whimpered and pressed the back of her hand across her mouth as he pushed her legs up, unfolding them from the sheets and fully exposing her glistening pussy, her wetness trickling down her thighs. “You are so gorgeous, little one. I’m going to feast on that pretty pussy of yours.”

Lucan sighed and finally acquiesced, crawling onto the bed. As he slid his fingers along the side of her face and past the carve of her chin, her eyes fluttered open and locked onto his. In the single moment he looked into her very soul and shivered violently as if seeing their very destiny.

Katerina’s mouth opened in a tiny “o” the moment Gage sliced a long swath from the top of her pussy to the base, relishing the taste, as his purr became a growl. His hunger flashed into a famished need. As he leaned over slowly, the wafting scent of her femininity became almost overpowering and his entire body shook violently.

Gage pressed her legs back further still and traced circle after circle around her clit in long languishing motions, lapping her cream as she wiggled beneath his strong hold. He took his time allowing his tongue to taste and tempt every inch of her slickened folds.

“Oh…ah…mmmm….” Her voice barely a whisper, she moved her head back and forth as her fingers clenched around the sheets jerking them from the edge of the bed.

Gage’s fervor became more aggressive as he licked now using his fingers to plunge inside the wet heat of her pussy in long, hard strokes. Together his mouth and tongue worked in a delicate orchestration drawing her juices into his mouth, pleasuring her until her whimpers became moans, her actions became frantic.

Lucan lowered his head and captured Katerina’s mouth, forcing his tongue past her swollen lips. As if sensing her magical lover, a single finger brushed across his cheek, stilling him. The feel of her touching him somehow sizzled every sense and awakened the beast that would not be kept at bay for long. He pressed his tongue in and out until he almost broke the kiss, hovering and waiting.  How long had it been since he had been able to feel the power of a woman? How long since he had made love to one? As his kiss became manic, he slid his hand over her breast kneading with a rough touch until she moaned into the kiss.

Gage licked and eased another finger inside, thrusting in and out with a wild abandon, almost desperate to have more.

Katerina moaned and squirmed through the beginning of obvious waves of ecstasy as her entire body trembled. “Mmmm….” Jerking at the covers, she shivered violently and whined, breaking the kiss by tossing her head from side to side, panting from the intensity of the pleasure grazing over her enraptured face. “Ooohhh…yyyyeeeessss.”

Gage suckled furiously as his fingers thrust in and out. His hunger growing, keening growls filtered past his mouth casting a warm haze of moist heat across her pussy. “Cum.” In and out he plunged his fingers, three becoming four until he was fucking her with such an intensity that her body jerked up from the bed with each thrusting drive.

Lucan licked and nipped her nipples, finally drawing a single drop of blood. It was in that moment that his entire body shivered from the cascading level of need flowing through his body, searing every nerve ending to the point he could barely breathe. He was on fire from the hunger burning within him and the utter taste of her was too much. He tilted his head back as the ripple of his skin and the transformation he fought to control. “No…no!”

Gage glanced up at him with smoky eyes as Katerina squealed from his touch until her entire body rattled from the intense orgasm that thrashed through her body in wave after wave of pleasure, forcing her mouth open in a silent scream.

“Mmmm….oooohhhh…yyyyeeessss…” Katerina licked her lips and purred as her lashes danced across the shimmer of light perspiration covering her face. She tilted up, arching her back as she shivered uncontrollably.

He kept the manic pace licking until she thumped back down on the bed, spent and obviously sated.

Her strangled cry of ecstasy tore through the quiet night threatening to expose their wicked ménage.

Lucan forced himself back as the sound of his expanding form crackled into the dense swill of the room. He licked his lips and stared at his hand willing the tiger silent yet his razor-sharp vision changed, forcing him to realize they had little time. He wailed into the night sky just as Gage, positioned his body over hers.

Grunting and hissing, his beast rising dangerously close to the surface, Gage pressed his throbbing shaft to her entrance and in one long hard thrust, buried his cock inside. As soon as he touched her he was completely human. ”Sweet Lord!”

“Ooohhhh…please…yes!” Katerina jerked up from the bed, clawing the air around her as her eyes opened and closed, searching for her haunting mystery lover, desperately begging for more. Katerina panted and writhed as her body moved against Gage’s meeting every powerful plunge with her own. “Oh…oh…oh…”

“God beauty, you are…incredible,” Gage growled.

Lucan honed in on his own change, raking his nails across Gage’s back drawing his attention away from the flesh he threatened to consume. He was terrified Gage would change.“Wait. This hunger will pass as you finish making love with her. Want me, Gage. Feel my hand across your skin. Feel my flesh against your flesh. You belong to me as I do you. We are forever and she will join.” He edged back behind his lover, keeping his hands brushing across Gage’s lower back, the edge of his carved ass, the crack that opened sensuously as if begging to be fucked.

Gage thrust in deeper and harder as Katerina thrashed from side to side, her eyes staring with a misty haze as if mesmerized by the mere sight of him just as the roar of ecstasy raced through her body and she screamed.

Aaarrggghh!” Suddenly silent, she clawed his arms, drawing blood and fueling Gage’s desperation.

As he drove into her harder, deeper, Lucan moved the tip of his cock to Gage’s dark hole. “Lucan, please, fuck me.” Grunting, Gage stopped briefly and thrust his head back as Katerina whined.

“Yes, I have missed this, missed what we had.” Lucan could hold back no longer. He plunged his cock inside Gage’s ass, pressing past the tight ring of muscle until both men shivered from the building lust.

“God…yes, yes…” Gage closed his eyes and remained still, allowing his body to get used to the invasion.

“Oh…don’t stop. Please!” Katerina’s whispers dragged Gage’s attention back to her. She grazed her fingers over his mouth, pressing first one and then a second inside, mewing until her slight hiss became a growl.

Gage suckled her fingers, drawing them in and at as he stared down into her eyes.

“Oh, yes.” Inhaling deeply, she removed her fingers, brushing them back and forth across his nipples until they stood fully erect. As she slid her other hand slowly down his chest until she rested her fingers on his chiseled stomach, she finally opened her eyes to gaze in to his.

Lucan threw his head back and laughed, watching her joy at discovering a part of herself he suspected she longed to release, yet knowing instinctively no human man could tolerate her extreme needs. “Yes, you feel so good, lover. So tight.” He began to slowly drive into Gage, harder and faster as Gage resumed thrusting in perfect orchestration.

“Harder, Lucan. Harder,” Gage moaned and plunged in to Katerina, forcing her legs around his waist.

“Yes…yes…ohohoh…yes.” Katerina sighed as she slid her arms around Gage’s neck, easing him down closer to nuzzle against her breasts.

Gage licked seductively around the edge of her mouth, allowing his tongue to dart in and out past her lips.

She captured his tongue, drawing it into the slick of her mouth as she struggled in his hold.

Lucan thrust in deeper as he studied her actions, her seduction. Nuzzling into the side of Gage’s neck, he whispered his own fevered words of longing and succumbing. “Yes take her, Gage. Make her yours first as I take you. Drive into her until she’ll never forget your presence, your being.” God, he wanted to believe, he wanted to remember. He wanted to feel alive again and yet he had to shut down the thoughts for fear the beast would overtake him. In and out he plunged while Gage followed his manic actions stroke for stroke.

“Oh…ohoh…yes…” Panting, Katerina entwined her fingers in Gage’s long locks as she tossed her head back and forth.

Close to cumming, Lucan held the climax as Gage’s muscles drew him in further, milking him like a tight vice. “Cum inside her wet pussy. Cum.”

Gage shivered and rose onto his forearms. “Yes…so tight. Katerina, I can’t hold it. My beautiful girl I…oh shit!”

Her eyes opened and closed and the moment Gage pulled out completely, she whimpered.

“You want me back inside?” Gage’s voice was barely audible.

Somehow hearing, somehow knowing, she nodded as a tiny smile curled across her lip.

Gage growled and thrust into her again, this time with enough force the movement threw the bed against the wall.

Lucan drove in harder as the orgasm raced up from his anguished balls to his throbbing shaft. “I can’t…I can’t hold it.” Electric current soared through his body the moment he exploded inside Gage. “Aaaaahhhhh!” He threw his head back, closing his eyes and screamed just as Gage groaned and released inside of her.

Katerina clawed and whimpered as her own intense orgasm sent wave after wave of pleasure dancing down her body. “Oh…God!” She clung to him with one hand as the other reached around and grabbed Lucan’s arm.

Gage tipped his head back as his strangled cry floated above them.

While this wasn’t mating and couldn’t be, the touch was remarkable and he relished in the tingling sensations. As Lucan finally opened his eyes moments later, he could see the beginnings of understanding settling into her mixed expression. A flash of the future stopped his movements.

One of them would die.

I hope you enjoyed and in case you did – here’s a sexy video and the buy link for you…

Kisses   xxx


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