Designated Mourner by Catherine Owen was reviewed in Broken Pencil. Reviewer Nico Mara-McKay wrote, "Grief is a challenging subject at the best of times, but Owen manages to deftly sidestep the temptations to idealize or to wallow. Presented utterly without irony, these poems are tender and sweet, yet never become cloying ... Designated Mourner is raw emotion beautifully wrought, and I wept openly as I read."
Previously Feared Darkness by Robert Priest was reviewed on the website Newz4u.net. Reviewer Patrick Connors wrote of the book, "It explores a variety of perspectives in a manner both thought-provoking and entertaining."
Echo Gods and Silent Mountains by Patrick Woodcock was reviewed on The Voice Magazine's website on March 7, 2014. Reviewer Wanda Waterman wrote, "Vicariously reliving Woodcock's journey through northern Iraq by means of his poetry renders it all astonishingly vivid. It's like watching an exceptionally good documentary, but the experience is much more meditative and introspective." The Voice Magazine is a publication for students at Athabasca University.
Black Rock: An Eddie Dougherty Mystery by John McFetridge was reviewed in the March 4, 2014 issue of Kirkus Reviews. Reviewer J. Kingston Pierce wrote, "Canadian author/screenwriter John McFetridge has earned critical praise for Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (2008) and other previous works, but is still looking for a 'breakout book.' With its well-etched family drama and dynamic historical background, Black Rock might finally be the one."