Blog Tour: We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

Blog Tour: We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah FaizalWe Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya, #1) by Hafsah Faizal
Published: May 14, 2019
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People lived because she killed.People died because he lived.

Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the king. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of ways.

Both are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya—but neither wants to be.

War is brewing, and the Arz sweeps closer with each passing day, engulfing the land in shadow. When Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover a lost artifact that can restore magic to her suffering world and stop the Arz, Nasir is sent by the king on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact and kill the Hunter. But an ancient evil stirs as their journey unfolds—and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either can imagine.

Set in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, We Hunt the Flame is a gripping debut of discovery, conquering fear, and taking identity into your own hands.


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I am fortunate enough to be today’s stop on the blog tour for We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal. In terms of full disclosure, I am currently not finished with the book but I can happily tell you that it is really great based on what I read. Stay tuned for my review to be posted sometime this month. Anyway, I don’t need to be done with the book to do today’s post. All I needed was some inspiration, and the location Hafsah set up worked perfectly.

As some of you know, I create handmade cards. On occassion, I am inspired by the book I am reading and create a card based off of that. Well, my recent book inspiration was for We Hunt the Flame.

Hearing that the setting was based on Arabia I immediately knew what I wanted to do and collected my supplies. I grabbed three of my Distress Inks (chipped sapphire, salty ocean, and seedless preserves), black and gold card stock and, the city skyline die by Hero Arts. (Not seen Pretty Pink Posh Rose Gold gems and Bristol Smooth white cardstock.)

Starting with the Bristol Smooth paper and the chipped sapphire Distress Ink I blended the color on the paper. Then I added the Seedless Preserves being sure I overlap the colors to blend them before finally adding in the salty ocean. Once I had the colors blended to my liking I had created a night sky to be used as the backdrop.

With the blending complete I used the gold and black card stock to create the city skylines and glued them on to the blended background. Once the glue was dried I used a stamp in my stash and used white embossing powdered and heat set it to make the powered shiny and smooth. To top it off I added the rose gold gems to mimic stars in the sky.

About Hafsah Faizal

Hafsah Faizal is an American Muslim and brand designer. She’s the founder of IceyDesigns, where she creates websites for authors and beauteous goodies for everyone else. When she’s not writing, she can be found dreaming up her next design, deciding between Assassin’s Creed and Skyrim, or traversing the world. Born in Florida and raised in California, she now resides in Texas with her family and a library of books waiting to be devoured. WE HUNT THE FLAME is her first novel.

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Card Crafting with Jennifer

Jennifer came to me with an idea about creating a crafty, card making post for each other’s blog. Since we are both card making book lovers it was perfect. So come and say hello to Jennifer from YA Book Nerd and check out her Etsy shop when you are done.

Andi and I are teaming up to showcase each other’s work. We both make handmade cards, but we have different styles. Card making is addictive, once you get going, it’s hard to stop.

How I got started: one Christmas season, I decide to make the cards we send out. And I never looked back. I love making Christmas cards. It’s my favorite time of year, I put on some Christmas music and let my creativity flow. I just bought some new clear stamps and I’m excited to create something magical with them!


Here’s one of my favorites from last year

Because Halloween is my husband’s favorite time of year, I make Halloween cards too.

Andi’s gotten me hooked on washi tape – which is super fun to play with for cards.

She also introduced me to the Misti Mini which helps me create cards like these:

This is the first one. How you bean?

And then I went a little crazy with some Paris card making. Can you tell that I adore Paris?

As you can see, I’m addicted to stickers, washi tape, stamps, and pretty paper. That’s what I use in the majority of my cards. Sometimes I use embossing powder for that special pop. I have a slice machine and sometimes craft special objects with that.

But I’m always happy to test out new ideas, which is why I love following Andi. She makes awesome and colorful cards.

A few years ago, I created an Etsy shop for my cards and other crafty items. I make earrings and some other jewelry. And because I love Christmas so much, I paint some ornaments and make gift tags too.

Please give my shop a look

If you like my cards, earrings, or Christmas items: here’s a small code: ANDIABCS10 that will give you 10% off.And check out my blog: https://yabooknerd.blogspot.com/ to see Andi’s fabulous cards.

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Thanks for the fan idea and for stopping by, Jennifer!

Please go and checkout her Etsy shop and be sure to use your special code only Andi’s ABCs readers will get.

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