Book Of The Day – Drummer Boy

by Greg on September 22, 2011

Today’s Book Of The Day is a very highly rated Supernatural Thriller. Drummer Boy: A Supernatural Thriller by Scott Nicholson has an awesome 4.7 star rating and is on sale for only $1.99 – save $1!

“I’ve been enjoying previous works of Scott’s recently, but this is the best yet. His characters are well drawn and completely believable, and he pulls you into their stories and back stories with consummate ease. Nicholson is a masterful writer, at the top of his form. Miss him at your peril.” William M. – Amazon Reviewer

Drummer Boy: A Supernatural Thriller
by Scott Nicholson
Rating: 4.7 Stars
Category: Supernatural Thriller
Price: $1.99 Save $1


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One misfit kid is all that stands between an Appalachian Mountain town and a chilling supernatural force.

DRUMMER BOY: A Supernatural Thriller

On an Appalachian Mountain ridge, young Vernon Ray Davis hears the rattling of a snare drum deep inside a cave known as “The Jangling Hole,” and the wind carries a whispered name. According to legend, the Hole is home to a group of Civil War soldiers buried by a long-ago avalanche. Everyone, especially Vernon Ray’s dad, laughs at him…because he’s different.

On the eve of an annual Civil War re-enactment, the town of Titusville prepares for a mock battle. But inside the Hole, disturbed spirits are rising from their dark slumber, and one of them is heading home.

And Vernon Ray stands between the battle lines of the living and the dead, caught between a world where he doesn’t a belong and a world from which he can never return…

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

The book is a page turner, especially the final few scenes. The writing is first rate and the well-drawn characters will have you shaking your head and saying you’re sure you know these guys–some of them anyway. I don’t read a lot of horror, but Drummer Boy was recommended to me by a friend. I’m glad I followed his advice.


Drummer Boy by Scott Nicholson has it all: great writing, great pacing, great suspense, great character development (seen through the eyes of two thirteen-year-old boys), and best of all, some really great ghosts.


I just finished this book on my Kindle. I am an avid reader but had never read anything by Scott Nicholson. I loved this story…could not put it down. I usually am not a big fan of “spookie” stories, but this was unbelievable. I highly recommend it, in fact I ordered two more of his books on my Kindle.

Get Drummer Boy here: Drummer Boy: A Supernatural Thriller

About The Author

Author Scott Nicholson has written 12 thrillers, 60 short stories, four comics series, and six screenplays. He’s also a freelance editor and journalist. He lives in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, where he tends an organic garden, successfully eludes stalkers, and generally lives the dream. He’s online at

Nicholson has written hundreds of songs and poems and was a musician in a former life. a newspaper reporter, he’s won three North Carolina Press Association awards. He’s had the usual collection of odd jobs: dishwasher, carpenter, painter, paranormal investigator, baseball card dealer, and radio announcer. Now he haphazardly trades words for magic beans and uses “haphazardly” as often as possible while decrying the overuse of adverbs.

Entering the digital era with a vengeance, Nicholson is releasing original titles and collections while conspiring to release interactive books in the near future, building audio files, video, and collaborative fiction projects. He operates Haunted Computer Books and Indie Books Blog to bring a variety of voices to readers.

Nicholson won the grand prize in the international Writers of the Future contest in 1999. That same year, he was first runner-up for the Darrell Award. He studied Creative Writing at Appalachian State University and UNC-Chapel Hill. He has been an officer of Mystery Writers of America and Horror Writers Association and is a member of International Thriller Writers and inaugural member of the Killer Thriller Band.

Unfortunately, they never taught him to write: he had 105 rejections before his first story sale and over 400 before he sold a novel. He hasn’t learned much from his mistakes but thinks he’ll probably improve with practice. If nothing else, he’s become a better liar.

His website features author interviews, articles, and fiction excerpts. Bad relationship advice. Humor. Gardening tips. Subliminal tricks to sell his books. That sort of thing.

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