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.

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05/25/19 Qiuqiu-chan sidetrack 6 part3
03/23/19 Qiuqiu-chan sidetrack 6 part2
11/22/18 Qiuqiu-chan sidetrack 6 part1
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08/19/18 Qiuqiu-chan sidetrack 5 part4
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07/07/18 Qiuqiu-chan sidetrack 5 part2
07/06/18 Qiuqiu-chan sidetrack 5 part1
10/02/17 Korean Novels sidetrack 4 part1
07/24/17 Korean Novels sidetrack 3 part3
07/18/17 Korean Novels sidetrack 3 part2
07/03/17 Korean Novels sidetrack 3 part1
06/19/17 Korean Novels sidetrack 2 part3
06/12/17 Korean Novels sidetrack 2 part2
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TheLovelyRose rated it
March 29, 2020
Status: Completed
This was a good story. Well written and very well translated. I had three issues with this story:

  1. The romance came out of nowhere. There was no build up to it. One minute they were fighting and the next they together, no build up at all.
  2. The two almost r*pe scenes. Like damn, how Noah almost r*pe you twice but you stil got together with him without any issues or talking it out.
  3. This story was short af. The main parts left me hanging and wanting more but denied abruptly. The side stories didn’t satisfy my need for more. They just raised more questions that would never be answered.
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ike_00000 rated it
July 15, 2019
Status: Completed
It's not bad. Tbh I really really liked the premise so I was hoping for a bit better (Noah suspected too early..) but given the length of the novel it's still pretty decent.

I like where the author was trying to take MC and ML's characters. I don't feel like it QUITE got there yet, but I like the idea of it. Plot was also pretty decent, nothing really in the story to complain about. It wasn't amazing, but still a decent read.

The writing / translation is a little iffy though,... more>> not that it was hard to understand but the flow was a little weird. Just get used to it lol <<less
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RottenApple rated it
June 1, 2019
Status: Completed
This novel takes a unusual take on rebirth trope. It is more like body changing but well I like it. They are many sub plots that makes you want for more and the way the characters were portrayed were astounding.

For the ML

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he was described in story that have few mental issues and I dont really know myself if I liked him or not, since his actions and personality keeps me going back and forth to that fine line whether I hated him or I loved him. To be honest I cant decipher the thoughts of ML. But one thing for sure, he was obsessed with Mason


But the MC

I really loved him. The way he is indifferent and somewhat softhearted (to the ML) at the same time.


The only thing that really makes me take a few steps back from this story is the smexy scenes. Since it was between the line of dub-con and rape.


it was really hard for me to take when the first time they did it. Especially since the MC is straight and he had a wife and a daughter (thats already dead). Although the way the author wrote it was hot. It seema r*pe to me even though the MC's current body is lewd. It just *shivers* feels wrong. I think all of the R scenes are like that. Well it feels like that.


But if you can handle it. This is truly an amazing story to read. <<less
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zevron rated it
March 1, 2018
Status: sidetrack 4
I have to say, before this I never liked any BL smut reads since Viewfinder. The plot was interesting. And it does give you cliff hangers.

The MC is so likeable, but ML is... err, I guess he's too well affectionate (?). But anyways, it's a nice read for those who are trying to find BL with a bit of suspense and smut so yeah it's worth my 5 stars.
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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 r*pe 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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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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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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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 tr*sh 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 transmigrated (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 sexy 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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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 homosexuality in your face. Some stories end up more about pushing homosexuality 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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mariri 199x_ rated it
May 3, 2020
Status: Completed
This is so. soooo. goood!!!

The MC is really badass. Although he seems a bit detached, he also cates very deeply for the ML. And the origin of his "type" (in women) made mt heart go awww. Throughout the story, whatever he decided on, he stood by it.

The ML was not all right in the head, but he loves MC so much. I found it both romantic and tragic that the world without MC is a world he couldnt accept. ML has serious issues, and I'm not sure anyone --not even... more>> MC-- knew the extent of it. I wish there were more sidetrack exploring his abandonment issues. I like how Mason does not shy away from the ML, regardless if it were bedroom stuff or serious talks.

I also think that one more avenue the extras could have explored was the original Haley's fascination with witchcraft stuff, which I'm pretty sure played a role in why Mason took over his body. Wasn't it implied heavily, but not confirmed? And I also thought that Haley could have been made to an even more sympathetic character...

The side characters were all also pretty fun. Phil, Tony, Chase, and Vick. And, ughk, I want to know how the stalker sidetrack ends, but the main story as it is is enough, I guess.... <<less
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shenjiu rated it
March 12, 2020
Status: Completed
to me, I really enjoy these types of stories (transmigration), and I liked it even more as it greatly resembled the manhwa At The End of the Road. This story can be a bit dragged out, and there are some dub-con or even non-con scenes, but I overall enjoyed this story. I feel that the MC of this story isn't as spunky as the MC in ATEotR, do give that manhwa a try if you like savage MCs that have no problem with standing up for themselves :)
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Yaoisensei rated it
February 28, 2020
Status: Completed
I really hate novels that are built on childish misunderstandings. Honestly. It's the worst type of story line because it drags and is annoying and it makes you just want to drop the book. In my opinion, if you have time to say "Wait..., please wait..., let me explain." Then you probably have time to utter a sentence that clears a misunderstanding and stops a whole draggy plot line for like 15 chapters. Somewhere around chapter 30 I was persisting out of sheer bloody mindedness.

The premise of this book was... more>> so good. Seriously, it was amazing and if the author didn't make the MC suddenly unable to speak (except for saying "wait, please wait I can explain) every time he met the ML and was caught in a misunderstanding with him then the novel would have been really great. It explored mental illness, open sexuality and drug abuse. Like..., this book would have gotten a 10/10

The writing style is a bit off and it makes reading the first few chapters difficult but once you get the hang of it, it isn't so bad. I wish the writer stuck with our smart MC throughout because character degradation just never does it for me.

Overall would not recommend to anyone but It's a good book I'm glad I finished it. <<less
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fakeluff rated it
February 3, 2020
Status: Completed
Not easy to start, but rolls along quickly once you get past the beginning exposition. Don’t look here for heroes; you’re going to find mixed motivations and anti-heroes, but enjoy the ride anyway. By the way, very interesting way of making it so that the straight MC comes to accept physical relations with the devoted ML.
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mariaflora1208 rated it
September 15, 2019
Status: Completed
Finished this a long time ago and I can't believe I didn't leave a review.

A good read with the right amount of drama and action.

I love the plot but it is really frighteningly similar to What Lies at the End Manhwa (which is also a favorite) so I had this nagging feeling who copied who (but softmatcha's review helped me realize it so there you go).

I just hope that someone will find and translate the last extra (or just kindly share the raws so I can MTL). I found at... more>> the comments section of sidetrack 6 part 3 that there's still an extra one chapter where everything was properly concluded.


The stalker was identified and the movie was a success (I think?)

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lilichan08 rated it
June 20, 2019
Status: Completed
The first BL novel I've ever read and also the reason I got hooked with reading yaoi novels. If only there's 100 star, I'll give it right away. :D

I like the character of MC, he's so pragmatic and calm. I also like ML's character. I feel that he is so human; flawed, deranged and possessive.

This novel is one of the best. &Lt;3 <3
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a190619 rated it
June 19, 2019
Status: Completed
The concept is pretty interesting, and I like how the MC isn't too much of a pushover in the beginning, but at the same time I do have some qualms with his origins as a high-spec, skilled mercenary, because his actions often contradict the expectations you would have, given his background -- though admittedly he's living the life of a 'regular guy' now, so...

I do wish there was more focus on his origins and previous relationships, such as his wife and daughter. It's nice reading how his current career as... more>> an actor slowly develops though, and the mini movie scenes and dialogue are pretty well-written. The director is hands down my favourite character in this novel, he never fails to make me laugh at his ridiculous antics.

I also feel like the relationships between the MC and the side characters aren't very fleshed out, though given the length I suppose it can't be helped. The ML is also pretty psychotic, which especially shows in the R scenes. Quite a lot of dub-con also occurs with not much resolution, but those scenes are fairly skippable. Overall a decent read!

Plot: 4/5

Story: 4/5

Characters: 3.5/5

Consent: 1/5

Overall: 4/5 <<less
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Dyna23 rated it
May 17, 2019
Status: Completed
This was such an amazing read! I could not stop after reading the first chapter. I was seriously hooked by the story telling and how badass the MC is. He's the best!!! No weak, helpless uke in this novel! Mason is so cool!! If this is your type of uke, don't hesitate to read this novel.
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