Below is the playlist
for Book 1 of the Colony Series, Among Us. You will find the music
to be dark, seductive, impassioned, and at times eerie. The music reflects
the tone of the story, which is all of that and more. There is a distinct
trance element to both the music and the story...where does the reality
end? Enigma, Delerium and Depeche Mode were heavy influences on the story.
Their music is visceral, suggestive, and dwells in the realm of things
hidden from most.
Below is a list with
links to YouTube videos for the music. We do not endorse or support any of
the material, websites, products, or services on or in association with
the videos, unless specifically stated.
to enjoy the music: Since the music could not be timed to the story, it is
not possible to just 'let it play'. My first suggestion is to listen to
the playlist through one time to get a 'feel' for where you are headed.
Then, put the music or the link to the music in a handy location. Print
out the playlist PDF and keep it handy as you read. When you reach a place
where the suggested music applies, stop reading, play the music through
with your eyes closed, imagining the characters and what they are doing or
might do. When the music for the section is finished, continue reading.
You may be surprised how
much more you "feel" when you use this technique. If you really want to
'kick it up' a notch, find some roses and cherries (or the fragrances) and
take a deep breath of them whenever the scent is mentioned. Your read will
become 'experiential' and you will connect with the story on many levels.
(Eternity Rose Blush
or Giorgio Red might fill the bill.)`
Note: If you see a hyperlink, the music has a video
on youtube.com. We do not promote, approve, or have any affiliation
with youtube, any of the videos, sponsors, or advertisers. The link is
there simply to help you connect with the music. As you know, links
can be good today and bad tomorrow. While we try to check them
frequently, we cannot guarantee a live link.
Series, as a whole, is a work of fiction. The characters, locations,
events, and elements of the story should not be taken to represent any
place, any thing, or any person or persons. One of the problems with
fiction is that people attempt to create fact from it. Readers are free to
draw their own conclusions and create their own back and forward stories.
This work is offered as entertainment. The author is not now, nor has she
been a member of Colony or The Priory. Please do not
attempt to enter the Priory of Vesta website.