Alex Tanner


Alex Tanner is a new author currently living in the West Midlands. Paradise Incoming, released 1st December 2013, is her debut novel.

Be sure to check out the book's trailer video below!

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
I think that we live in a large world, and despite all the CCTV, policing and security that we have in place these days there are always going to be little nooks and crannies where people can hide and be totally invisible to the world. It was this initial thought that spawned the idea for 'Paradise Incoming'.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing since I was a child. I started off writing short plays, which turned into screenplays, which eventually turned into writing novels. Since then, it's been the love of my life. I couldn't imagine doing anything else!
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Where to find Alex Tanner online


Paradise Incoming
Promotional trailer for Alex Tanner's debut novel 'Paradise Incoming', available from 1st December 2013.


Coffee (a short story)
Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 5 reviews)
It's 9 o'clock. Time for coffee. Every day, I visit the same diner. Every day, I see the same people. Except today. Today, something is very, very wrong.

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Smashwords book reviews by Alex Tanner

  • Night Trip on Oct. 13, 2013

    Not bad. It was very un-sugarcoated (just how I like my books), but I felt the three-paragraph description of the protagonist taking a sh*t (complete with sound effects) was a bit much, and didn't add to what was supposed to be a very tense and exciting moment (MILD SPOILER: biker terrorists with a bathtub full of explosives) Don't get me wrong, the writing itself? Really good when it wasn't dropping copious f-bombs or unnecessarily graphic descriptions of scenes (do we need to hear about semen 'flicking' about on the end of someone's member?), the writing was intelligent and flowed really well. It made the more graphic scenes seem like a strained effort to appear gritty or visceral. I didn't actually mind that the story (which was more scenario/character based than plot based, it seemed) was a bit random. It was a nice change, and the lack of formulaic nature made it more intriguing to read.
  • Mass Effect: Humanity First on Dec. 16, 2013

    Cute idea - I really liked the paragon/renegade option, really gave the Choose Your Own Adventure story an original, Mass Effect feel. Could've used a bit more prose (was a bit dialogue heavy, not a lot of description), but the writing was decent, and I enjoyed it, read it through on paragon, then renegade. *throws it on the floor* Another!