On a sleepy island outside Seattle, lives a girl with a deadly secret

Okay, guys.  I am super stoked for this one.  This is a special sneak peek inside my latest completed manuscript, Broken Toys.  In the process of gathering materials for marketing, promotion and so forth, this audiobook demo was created and I got so excited about it I just had to share it with you.  I’m doing a lot of new things with this story that I haven’t done with a story before, so I’m really excited to watch it coming together so nicely.

I’m sure many of you will recognize the voice work here of G. K. Bowes, who brings such life to the characters and story that it sounds even better than it did in my head!  Christin Chambers’ wonderful score electrifies and enhances the mood to the degree that I’m still getting goose bumps every time I hear it!

What’s the story all about?  Well, I want to hold off writing too much about it until the release date gets closer—but let me see what I can dig up here…

Paige Scarlett, a clever girl with a cheery disposition and a terminal illness, dreams of living a normal life. When Peter Greene moves to the island, it’s love at first sight—and her last chance for real happiness before she dies. Their love is wonderful but she worries it may not be fair to Peter… or safe.

Here’s a comment from one of the early test readers:

Broken Toys brilliantly combines the utterly fantastic and poignant realities of a teenage girl hiding a secret that could destroy everything. Prepare to suspend time and absorb each chapter like a newly surfaced memory—until Paige’s story becomes your reality.”

– J. Scott

(Note to self: Hire them as my publicist!)

In case you’re wondering, yep—that’s me doing the introduction voice on this demo.  So without further ado, I hope you enjoy this little audiobook demo for Broken Toys!

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About The Author

Author, Artist

Gabriel Grünbaum is an innovative entertainment media and business professional with decades of experience that includes digital engineering, consulting, and strategy leadership. He's well-rounded, working across disciplines throughout the arts and entertainment industry. Gabriel's expertise in technology and business has helped him to guide initiatives and define progressive strategies for growth, from startups to industry giants. He enjoys writing novels, screenplays, and short stories, and is an experienced illustrator, graphic designer, and sometime standup comic. He counts his passion for art, writing, and performing as the bedrock for everything he does with his left brain.

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