Kill the Lights


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Mason was a mercenary, until the day he died on a mission after being betrayed by his unit.

At the same time, there was a Hollywood actor named Haley Lusk. While famous as a child actor, as an adult, he grew addicted to drugs and sex. With a nasty personality and sub-par acting ability, Haley was disliked, yet he still confessed to Noah Raycarlton in front of the world causing him to be hated by most people. Then one day, he suddenly had a heart attack and died.

Noah Raycarlton is the young CEO of a big company. Though not a celebrity, his mother was an immensely popular actress. Due to his good looks and kindness, he is loved by everyone.

Mason thought he was dead for sure, but he woke up in the hospital full of people he didn’t know. They told him that they were his family and called him Haley. He was so confused, and people told him that he had a heart attack due to overdose and died for a while.

He realizes that his soul went inside of this Hollywood actor Haley Lusk, and he decides to live a second life. But because of things that Haley did, he has a difficult time with Noah and other people. Mason finds out right away that in his old life, he knew Noah as a child.

Kill the Lights average rating 4.5/5 - 304 user ratings
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New Aria rated it
February 9, 2018
Status: sidetrack 4 part1
I seriously love the story concept!

Unlike most stories, the transmigator's back story serves as a major plotline.

Strangely enough, even I don't know why I can't give this story 5 star...

Is it the weird sound effect korean story made? Or the random interchanging use of ' and " which confuses me of which sentence is thought and which is spoken out loud? Or perhaps it's the fact that this story violates 'safe, sane, consensual' at almost all R scene : (?

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Don't get me wrong, I love forceful lead and bdsm even, but...

Few chapters in, we know ML had mental issues and it shows @[email protected]

MC is straight, and we know he really wants to keep being straight, sadly his new body and ML didn't allow that...

For the R scene, MC repeatedly begging ML to stop, and he didn't! And to make it worse, ML knew MC didn't truly like being f-ed like that, but he still does it anyway! >__<) ;

Placing the 'It's not rape if the body enjoys it! Who cares what the mind wants?' Issues aside, I don't like the convenient events either.

You would think that if someone had dealings with darker/less than legal side, they would invest on good security or at least have enough self-awareness to not get randomly mugged, something which the MC points out ==) a


In the end, most of my complains won't be there if only the author didn't make events where MC thought/said things against it. <<less
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New Otwentyfirst rated it
January 25, 2018
Status: sidetrack 4 part1
A fun and enjoyable read with nicely developed characters and good story pacing.

In reread list.
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lovy rated it
April 4, 2016
Status: --
This is so fun! The MC is so cool and I love his personality!

After he went inside Haley's body, everyone hated him, but with his charming personality, he make everyone kind of fall for him. They had low expectation of him, but he breaks that expectation haha. Noah hasn't come out that much yet, but I can't wait until they encounter again.

I want to see some more or 18+ stuff lol until not they just gave me some sample of it

I want to give 5+ to this novel, but... more>> they only have the stars up to 5... haha

I highly recommend this book if you love action and cool protagonist personality!!! <<less
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ninish rated it
February 5, 2016
Status: --
loving this One! It's promising, intriguing.

it reminds me of True Star, but this MC can take more control of his new life than the other MC can. Well, he used to be a mercenary, if he didn't live that way it would make no sense.

one update isn't enough. There's action, violence, horrible relatives, mystery, s*x, stalkish people xD. Why wouldn't I want to read more?

uhm yes, this series seems like r-18.

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SilverBullet888 rated it
August 6, 2016
Status: c13 part1
I must admit that I may be biased, reincarnation being a favorite genre of mine, but this is one of the best light novels I have read, and a favorite from the first chapter. The protagonist's calm and collected behavior, even in the face of adversity and annoyances is commendable, and his way of dealing with the previous owner of his body's past problems and image is splendid. The translation also reads pretty well. Even though this is a BL novel, even people who are not comfortable with this should... more>> give it a try, as, so far, it isn't used as a main part of the story, but a part of the past life used as a trial for the protagonist to overcome.

I can't wait to see what will happen when they start shooting the movie, and how his relationship with Noah will develop further.

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Mimosa rated it
June 16, 2017
Status: Completed
The plot was enjoyable and so are the interactions of seme and uke.

Considering the novel was published last 2012, the plot still fits at this year and can still be said to be original and a gem.

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At first, there's a rift between them, as the seme feels disgusts to the original owner of the body the uke is currently occupying. But I love how his attitude took a turn as time passes and realizations pour.

The way he spoils the uke is extra cute. Hmm, sometimes his obsession with the uke is too much, and borderline psychotic (this is only my opinion lol), but that's what makes most interaction sweeter.


The character development was good and you can hardly spot a plot hole in the novel as all the problems introduced in early chapters were answered in the later ones.

The ending and sidestories were satisfying as hell too.

It's a story you can re-read from time to time when boredom strikes. <<less
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aenrea88 rated it
May 21, 2017
Status: sidetrack 1 part3
Well I like almost everything to this novel especially the MC and Noah. Character development was good and the plot was not rushed nor slow. The MC was strong willed and realistic. I like how he was consistent throughout the story but of course except when he was with Noah. I also love how Noah was so possessive. And gosshh the tease was so good too, the yummy part definitely leave me satisfied. And did I said goossshhh Noah was so >.< kyaaaaahh..

The only thing that could be improved was... more>> when that moment from their past has been repeatedly focused on some chapters. For me, it has been emphasized couple times that it kinda lost focus on the here and now emotion and event of some chapters.

Overall, it was a good and light read. And i'll definitely reread this one. <<less
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natsume142 rated it
January 8, 2017
Status: c19
Have the same premise of True Star where the MC died and reincarnate in another actor's body usually a no longer famous child actor. But with a twist, the MC is much more calm and collected with his life compare to MC in True Star and more badass due to his previous profession. An awesome read and very recommended
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MillenniumMoon rated it
September 23, 2017
Status: sidetrack c3 part3
Very good! I really like it!

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I prefer this story rather than True Star. It's way better in my opinion. Of course there were parts that are just damn annoying: The earlier chapters of the story has so many typos, wrong grammar etc. As the translator didn't edit the earlier ones even though she/he already has an editor. It was really hard to continue reading due to the many mistakes but I persevered knowing from reading the other reviews that it will get better later on. (It gave me a headache.) BUT! It's absolutely worth it!

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alexfilia rated it
August 10, 2017
Status: sidetrack c3 part3
The story is about a mercenary who got betraed by his teamates while on a mission and died and went to the body of a good for nothing child actor ... more>>

it seems that his rebirth has something to do with some wierd voodoo the actor was doing in order to gain the affections of this one man who happens to be the mc's ex boss and a kid he saved a while back

Although the MC is supposed to be this op mercenary I did not really get that vibe from him since he tends to panic a lot especially with things envolving the ML

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ResidentialPsycho rated it
December 17, 2017
Status: sidetrack 4
The set-up of having a hard-core mercenary accidentally possess the body of a flamboyantly gay druggie and public toilet weakling who is well-hated by the populace is really funny to read. Haley was used by his family members and pushed around quite a bit, but Mason is not putting up with any of that. I enjoyed reading how Mason turned the apparent underdog into an up-and-coming celebrity star.

If you aren't interested in BL, you can skip those scenes and still have a good time reading this series. The plot is... more>> fun and a touch dramatic. The characters keep cracking me up, especially those on the set. <<less
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Nolkeg rated it
October 9, 2017
Status: sidetrack 4
This novel is really good. in all aspect. I'm not gonna write all good things about this, because there's plenty of it below but here are some point I don't like

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1. MC keep saying how terrifying the pro mercenaries actually are. Yet, he keep making noob mistakes very often.
2.MC is a soldier, a fighter. He got this protective instinct of a real man. He like woman. He even had kid before. But for some incredible reasons, author make him bottom!!!!. getting fuc* by a man who had a crush on him when MC rescue him from getting kill in the past. So the role kinda confused me here. MC even like getting thrusted.... oh my... This is probably the biggest flaw in my opinion, that the author turn a straight dude to horn* bottom. and it keep me from getting involve in most of the s*xscenes.

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cyanat rated it
August 1, 2017
Status: --
kill the lights was an interesting take on the reincarnation trope. I think it told its story quite well - it didnt drag on unnecessarily, had enough content and sub-plots to develop the story & relationships, and concluded in a natural way. its definitely not a think piece - personally, it was a nice, light read that wont leave you wanting closure.

characters were likable too - I honestly really liked mason as the protagonist, if only because he was at the very least capable and in control of himself. he... more>> was, for the most part, level headed and mature, relative to other mcs, and I found myself rooting for him a lot. his story is not all smooth sailing, and there were bumps along the way that he had to face, but watching him overcome them made me proud of him lol. u go, mason.

noah was alright as a love interest. the romance was... there, but it couldve been better. not much to say re: s*x scenes because translated ones always read awkwardly to me personally so I skipped those. still quite a nice relationship because I felt they were, roughly, on equal grounds? and they do seem to care for the other a lot.

overall, id reccommend it if you were thinking of picking it up. its a killer time waster, so to speak <<less
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lilychan25 rated it
July 26, 2017
Status: sidetrack c3 part3
The MC, Mason is a mercenary whose soul drifts into a gay actor Haley, aka Hollywood trash after he dies. Worst thing, before the original passed away he confessed to Noah, the richest and most charming man, in the country!

Join Mason as he tries to start over, now that he got a second chance.

He turns Haley's life style upside down and swears to keep a distance from Noah.

... more>> Only problem is everyone seems to be too interested in Newly changed Haley especially Noah..

Noah has a bit of an obsession with Mason. So now he is directing all that focus on Haley. <<less
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Maiasia rated it
July 11, 2017
Status: sidetrack 3 part1
LOVE IT! It's truly a good find. The translation is awesomely done. The plot is engaging, the characters are both endearing. I really like how they are both each other's weakness and strength. Their relationship is simply really sweet. As to what many commenters have been saying, the only similar things between this and True Star is that the MC died and reincarnated (am I using the right term?) into the body of a failing idol. Well, they do both have endearing MC, possessive lovers, and is superbly translated, but... more>> otherwise the stories are very different. Both are gems in their own rights, both are sweet and s*xy in their own ways, and if you're not iffy about BL then both are novels I strongly reccommend you read. <<less
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MukuruA rated it
July 29, 2016
Status: v12c5
The characters have personality and the interaction between Raynoah and Haley/Mason is bittersweet. I love how Mason deals with Haley's xxx cousins, but it's sad at the same time because you can tell how Haley got driven into a corner.

This story and plot leaves me wanting more with each chapter ;w; So good! Translator is also super interactive with her readers <3 I keep reading this :3 and I tap on the chapter so fast when it comes out :333
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nj rated it
July 17, 2016
Status: c12 part2
This really is a gem. Dont mind the BL tag and honestly I am not a fan of yaoi either. But if you miss this novel it will be a shame. Avoid the parts that makes you uncomfortable and give this novel a shot.

MC is not similar to those flowery boys in other yaoi genre. He has a personality as well as charisma moreover he knows how to say NO. The author did a wonderful job in creating this novel as the story is thick with plots and twists.

There... more>> is action as well as drama, narration is on another level altogether. I get goosebumps reading some chapters (the good kind) <<less
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Hitexh rated it
June 29, 2016
Status: c12
This is a gem. If you can ignore the yaoi part, this story is overwhelming good!
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Mikleo rated it
May 8, 2016
Status: --
This novel has a pretty slow start, but after several chapters, all I can say is that it’s pretty good. The earlier chapters are not well written (There’s a LOT of grammar errors) so some people (like me) will probably have a headache while mentally correcting those errors in your minds. Thankfully, by around Chapter 8 to Chapter 9, the translator finally gets an Editor. While there is still some errors, it’s passable enough that you can read it smoothly. But yeah, I really hope the Editor will edit and... more>> clean out the errors in the early chapters.

The story is, as I’ve said, slow but interesting. The MC is basically a Straight Male who suddenly found himself in the body of a Flamboyant Gay Male. It’s funny how this works out since his straight male persona is being ‘tested’ in different situations. Like, while he still gets aroused when looking at women, he ALSO gets aroused when dreaming about men (a.k.a. Noah). Even if the MC vehemently denies it. He’s turning into a Bis*xual Male.

Overall, this is a good read. <<less
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JerryHatrick rated it
April 18, 2016
Status: --
As of c11 part1: I was pleasantly surprised while reading this. I was hesitant to read this due to the yaoi tag, and even more so when the violent scenes in the first few chapters were somewhat detailed. Since the author had no problems going into that much detail (perhaps it's more accurate to say it's uncensored, rather than detailed?) I figured that, when/if there's a s*x scene, that I'm going to be feeling awfully uncomfortable...

As of c11 part1, there is no s*x scene, but I agree with Ninish.... more>> There will definitely be a s*x scene.

After all, there was a brief masturbation scene.

The best thing is that the story doesn't throw homos*xuality in your face. Some stories end up more about pushing homos*xuality with the story suffering for it.

I'm a huge, huge lover of Skip Beat! and am always on the lookout for good acting stories. Admittedly the focus isn't on the acting in this, it's more about how his previous life experiences affects (comes out in) his acting, but it's still interesting to read.

All in all, it's a very good read and Korean Novels have done a good job with the translation. <<less
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