The Games We Play | Podium Audio

The Path of Temptation

The Games We Play

Book 3

By: Auryn Hadley

Performed by: Aaron Shedlock, Kasi Hollowell

Released: November 15, 2022

Language: English

Format: Multi-cast

Duration: 19 hr, 31 min

We’re tempted to play games, thinking they will give us more power – but that only works if we win.
After spending the holidays with my guardian’s family, it seems that everyone in the temple has the wrong idea. The Baron isn’t my patron. He’s not even a friend. In truth, I hate the man.
But the rumor mill is strong, and jealousy is running rampant.
This is all just one more excuse for my instructors to hold me back, lower my grades, and try to force me to choose one path. I can’t! My god needs me to save him, and the Path of Temptation gives me the power to do that.
Except that I’m drowning in the pressure, feeling like I’m failing my god. I need to make people believe in him, but how can I do that when I can’t believe in myself? All these mind games are starting to pile up, and it’s tearing me apart.
But Zeal is getting stronger.
That’s enough to keep me going. No matter how hard they try to push me down, I’ll just keep fighting back, learning to play this game better each time. I will not become the victim here, because I’m not doing this alone. My lovers will always stand with me.
But this is not a game. If we fail, we’ll lose everything…including each other.
The Path of Temptation series features a strong woman and the men who love her. It includes graphic language, adult situations, and potentially triggering violence and discussions of rape and assault. It is intended for a mature audience.



Auryn Hadley



Aaron Shedlock

Adventurous, quirky, and typically lost in his own imaginative worlds, Aaron learned the art of storytelling from his globe trotting grandfather, well known for recanting his travels to exotic locales and living among other cultures while sipping a glass of his favorite beer. A student of Meisner method acting and obsessed with books, film, music, and art, Aaron came to the world of audiobooks not only as a gifted actor, but as an avid fan, chasing after his favorite narrators’ latest work with voracious enthusiasm. In addition to narrating over 300 audiobooks under various names, Aaron can be been heard in podcasts, radio dramas, animations, video games, commercials, and infomercials all around the world. Known for his deep voice, dynamic versatility, extensive use of dialects and accents, and submersing himself fully into his characters and stories, he brings a wonderfully unique, emotional, and engaging experience to his listeners. He’s a fan favorite across multiple genres and can often be found interacting and enjoying their company as a prominent streamer in the Twitch community, playing music, sipping great coffee, or just rolling around on the floor with his pups.



Kasi Hollowell

Kasi got her start on the stage at a young age but began her voice over career while getting her BFA in Musical Theatre doing English dubs with Sentai Filmworks. In addition to the nearly 75+ audiobooks she’s narrated, she can be heard in shows like _The Greatest Demon Lord is Reborn as a Typical Nobody _(Olivia), _Maid Sama _(Erika)_, Trapped in a Dating Sim _(Jenna), _Gosick _(Julie Guile)_, Kantai Collection _(Kisaragi)_, Afterlost _(Rena)_, _and many others_. _Being a trained vocalist, audiobook narration seemed the perfect marriage of voiceover work and her love of singing by exploring the tones and colors of her voice as a way to differentiate, ground, and connect with each character she voices.