The two different sets of characters for High Moon Rising and Order of Britain do, on occasion, cause me difficulty, and the biggest of those difficulties is tone.
When I started introducing the wider world of the two series, I decided quite early on that the two series had to feel different from each other. High Moon Rising, for example has a lot more action and gunplay, since Jim Ashwood has the remarkable tendency to solve problems with his revolvers rather than with his brain – largely because he spends his time dealing with creatures, rather than spells. Callum on the other hand, deals a lot more with overt magic, a much more subtle group of enemies that act in the background rather than coming out guns blazing – or in Callum’s case, sword swinging.
I’ve also had to use a different style of dialogue between the characters – Jim is very much an Alpha in his wolfpack, and that translates into his dealings with Parker, Baines an all the other characters. He’s largely a super-powered being among people who are, for lack of a better term, ‘Normal.’ This leads to him issuing commands, and others obeying out of hand.
Callum, Elizabeth and Nathaniel, on the other hand, are a meeting of approximate equals, all bringing different levels of power and ability to the party. Elizabeth is a sharpshooter, Nathaniel is more focused on magic itself, and Callum is a front line fighter, using spells as a last resort. Due to that, their interactions are a lot more… is bantery a word? Sod it, it is now.
Anyways, It’s a bit of a trial to switch back and forth of them at times. since I’m writing the stories in sequence, I’m going alternately between them, and the different methods take a while to get into. Thankfully at 12k works into Proper Shucked, I’ve settled back into this method. It’s a pity I’ll be changing back to the other one in eight thousand words or so!