Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey can now get their hands on an erotic novel by a new writer based in Braintree.

Susan Mac Nicol, of Bovington Road, Bocking, has signed a deal with a US e-book publisher for her first novel, Cassandra by Starlight.

The mother-of-two, who moved to the UK from South Africa 12 years ago, said: “It’s all about a woman who finds the man of her dreams.”

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