Writer Ann Brashares did a pretty well for herself when she wrote about a pair of magical pants that kept friendships together. And she might do even better on her next go. Variety reports that her new series has stirred up a bidding battle, and New Regency has come out on top.

My Name is Memory -- which is slated to hit shelves next June -- will be the first part of a trilogy about multi-life romance. It all focuses on a college-age couple that has some serious history. "Turns out their souls have been reincarnated over hundreds of years, but these soulmates keep losing each other. While he remembers the details of their previous lives -- and his often exasperating attempts to connect with her romantically -- she cannot recall the events of those past lives." Initial comparisons are bringing up the likes of Twilight and The Time Traveler's Wife.

Things are super-fresh right now; a screenwriter hasn't even been picked for the adapting gig yet. Nevertheless, if that them is such a hot commodity, I'm going to make a prediction. I already wondered about The Vampire Diaries when Twilight got cooking. And it just so happens that VD scribe L.J. Smith has a story in her Night World series about a star-crossed vampire and the human he loves, and waits around for, year after year after year. If Brashares new series is such a hot commodity, it's only a matter of time before we get the vamp/human version to add even more bloodlust to Hollywood.
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